Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 15/32 x 14 1/8 in. (24.1 x 35.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Not on view
The view of Mount Fuji is virtually unobstructed from the place called Hara (literally "field"). The mountain's majestic height is emphasized as its peak extends beyond the frame of the picture. Two women, accompanied by a male attendant in traveling dress, seem awestruck by the breathtaking view.
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Marking: Seal: Takeuchi
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry and Travel in Japanese Art," December 18, 2008–May 31, 2009.