Hakkai-meguri no fuji
Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray and one of pink.
Format: hanshinbon koban diptych (about 183x253 mm)
Signatures : Zen Hokusai Iitsu aratame Gakyorojin Manji
Seal of the artist : Fuji no Yama
Dates : 1834- 1836.
Engravers: Egawa Tomekichi and Tsentaro
Editors: Nishimura Yuzo, Eirakuya Toshiro.
Beautiful proof with good contrasts, in a fourth edition published by Tohikedo in 1852 with the characteristic pink tone. Imprinted on Japan paper, in excellent condition, with uncut margins all around beyond the marginal line.
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Ohachimawari, go around the sacred cup.
Practice of the Fujiko religion.
The title of the view literally hakkai means eight words that during the period of esoteric Buddhism, evoked the summit of Fuji, conceived as a lotus bud with eight petals recalling the eight peaks, inside the crater, dedicated to as many aspects of the Buddha.
The crater, Naiin, internal temple, or Yugu, temple of mystery was accessible by four main routes of ascent: from Murayama to the south, from Suyama to the south / east, from Subashiri to the east, from Yoshida to the north.
Along the perimeter of the crater there are various temples, steles, pinnacles, among which the pinnacles dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai, to the Spada (the highest) and to Shaka Nyorai; the statue of Kannon (erected in 1493), of Dainichi Nyorai (of 1522, Daiei period), and of Shokaku (Ubasoku, already depicted in plate 3, En no Ubasoku fugaku soso ).