Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei.
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in three shades of gray.
Format: hanshinbon koban (about 183×123 mm).
Signatures : Zen Hokusai Iitsu aratame Gakyorojin Manji.
Artist's seal : Fuji no Yama.
Dates : 1834- 1st album, 1835- 2nd album, 1836- 3rd album.
Engravers: Egawa Tomekichi and Tsentaro.
Publishers: Nishimura Yuzo, Eirakuya Toshiro.
Superb proof with excellent contrasts, in a rare first edition printed in three shades of gray. Printed on Japan paper between 1834 and 1836. In exceptional condition, with clean edges all around beyond the marginal line.
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The thin vertical lines, the round hats of the wayfarers, the Fuji outlined through the visual illusion created by the only interruptions of the rain lines, make this board a small masterpiece . Murasame , literally cluster rain. The inscription on the umbrella san ben , third volume.