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冨嶽三十六景 信州諏訪湖
Lake Suwa in Shinano Province (Shinshū Suwako), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1830–32
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. (26 x 38.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP2965
Not on view
The thatched roof of the Japanese shrine echoes the twin-peaked shape of Fuji's summit. This analogizing of form, a common technique in Hokusai's visual vocabulary, serves to set up a visual and symbolic dialogue between the sacred mountain and the religious shrine.
Signature: Zen Hokusai Iitsu fude

Marking: Red seal: Eijudo; censor seal: Kiwame
Henry L. Phillips , Hyannisport, MA (until d. 1939; bequeathed to MMA)
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