Sekiya Village on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa Sekiya no sato), 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 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. (26 x 38.4 cm)
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Not on view
As the distant snow-capped Fuji turns red at dawn, three riders on horseback gallop at full speed along the bank of the Sumida River. It is almost cinematic: the rhythmic repetition of the riders on the winding road contrasts with the solitary static mountain.