Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray.
Format: hanshinbon koban (about 183x123 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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The ritual ascent to the mountain on the first day of the sixth month, among ravines of broken lava from eurya japonica shrubs, by the followers of the Fujiko sect, worshipers of Fuji (as suggested by the ideogram Fuji, placed on their headgear).
The pilgrims advance compactly, only one, raised his head, plays the horogai , a large shell used as a musical and religious instrument at the same time.