雪月花 隅田 Snow on the Sumida River (Sumida), from the series, Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka)
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (24.8 x 36.8 cm)
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Not on view
Hokusai's snowy landscape at Mukōjima along the Sumida River is similar to his pupil Katsushika Isai's fan painting, seen on the right. At the lower right of Hokusai's print is a small shrine, the Umewaka Jinja, dedicated to a little boy who was kidnapped and died there in ancient times.
Signature: Zen Hokusai Iitsu
Inscription: In upright yellow label, name of series; title in white disc.