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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Mystical apparition of the sacred mountain.
According to legend, Mount Fuji and Lake Biwa were created simultaneously, in the fifth year of the reign of Korei (seventh emperor of Japan, 342 – 215 BC), i.e. in 286 BC
It's dawn. The first rays illuminate the top which breaks the limits of the table, as if the sacred image could not be contained in any predetermined space.
Two groups of people observe it, amazed and amazed: on the right the murayakunin , the village authorities, on the left seated on military field benches, two officers with their attendants.