Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray.
Format: hanshinbon koban diptych (about 183x253 mm)
Signatures : Zen Hokusai Iitsu aratame Gakyorojin Manji
Artist's seal : Fuji no Yama
Dates : engraved between 1834 – 1836, impressed between 1850 and 1870
Engravers: Egawa Tomekichi and Tsentaro
Publisher: Katano Toshiro.
Splendid proof with good contrasts, in the third edition from the original woodcuts. Printed on Japan paper, in excellent condition, with clean edges all around beyond the marginal line.
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An explosion of energy and beauty of nature which is counterpointed by the small high-flying birds and the fragile boats sailing on the river, the only human presence, dominated by the majesty of the snow-capped mountain.
Representation of Fuji from the south, from Sagami bay, which takes up in a winter version and in a monochrome key the engraving from the series of Thirty-six views of Fuji entitled Gaifu kaisei , fresh wind on a clear morning, better known as red Fuji.
Although occupying a double table, by virtue of the precise Far Eastern aesthetic canons that reject symmetry, Fuji, the focal center of the table, is totally decentralized.
A similar representation of the sacred mountain is in Mangwa V (1816), untitled.