Box for Inkstone and Writing Implements (Suzuribako) with Geese against Mount Fuji in Moonlight and (inner lid) with Plovers by the Seashore
Not on view
Japan's most famous scenic view is rendered here in finely sprinkled gold and silver of varied grades. Seen beneath a full moon, the distant bird's-eye perspective encompasses Mount Fuji rising above clouds beyond a vast landscape. A formation of geese confirms the autumnal note of the moon; the pine-studded sandbar in the foreground waters evokes Miho no Matsubara, a nearby scenic place often associated with views of Fuji.
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