Art on Tuesday: Mount Fuji seen from the Inume Pass

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This ukiyo-e is part of the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji 富嶽三十六景. It is picture number eight: Mount Fuji seen from the Inume Pass in Kôshû 甲州犬目峠. The series is one of the best-known ukiyo-e collection by Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎 (1760-1849). Mount Fuji comes in brown lava color with snow on top. In the middle of the picture is a green grass path where two groups of two people and two mules are walking.  On the right side of the pass there is fog and on the left the white parts seems to be snow. You can see also  a huge  pine tree in the centre of the picture.  I like the colors and the calm atmosphere. Looks like it is early in the morning, and it is a fresh start.

2 thoughts on “Art on Tuesday: Mount Fuji seen from the Inume Pass

  1. I have not seen the 36 views in quite a long time. This one reminds me of how outstanding they are. Hokusai had extraordinary talent, indeed! Thanks for sharing it!

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