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冨嶽三十六景 五百らかん寺さざゐどう
Sazai Hall at the Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats (Gohyaku Rakanji Sazaidō), 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:
Oban 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (26 x 38.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP2984
Not on view
The Sazaidō (literally, Turban-shell Tower, owing to its spiral staircase) is a three-story tower that was built in 1741 as a temple dedicated to the five hundred Rakan, or arhats, legendary disciples of Buddha. Men and women admire the view of Mount Fuji across the marshes from the temple's balcony. Mount Fuji serves here almost as a vanishing point, with the figures spread fan-like below.
Signature: Zen Hokusai Iitsu fude

Marking: No mark except "Mon" of Eijudo on coat of man
Henry L. Phillips , Hyannisport, MA (until d. 1939; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sense of Place: Landscape in Japanese Art," May 8, 2002–September 8, 2002.

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