Kakemono no hottan
Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray and one of pink.
Format: hanshinbon koban (about 183x123 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 test 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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The origin of kakemono (painting on roll with vertical unfolding).
In a tavern a waiter has removed one of the paper windows, a guest is enchanted by the vision of the shot created between the Fuji and the elements around, above and below the vision.
The wonder is such that the traveler raises his ecstatic face and opens his hands, similar to the ryu , the dragon of the drawing Toryu no Fuji , plate 36, which emerged from the thick of the clouds suddenly finds himself in front of the Fuji remaining enchanted, claws open.