冨嶽三十六景 武陽佃島 Tsukudajima in Musashi Province (Buyō Tsukudajima), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Oban 10 1/8 x 15 in. (25.7 x 38.1 cm)
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Not on view
In the foreground a large boat laden with cotton bales moves toward the tiny island of Tsukuda. The boat's shape repeats that of Fuji, creating the rhyming of form so common to Hokusai's style. Other, smaller boats fill the water, giving viewers a sense of the daily life surrounding Tsukuda.