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冨嶽三十六景 隅田川関屋の里
Sekiya Village on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa Sekiya no sato), 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 1/8 in. (26 x 38.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP2998
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.
Signature: Zen Hokusai Iitsu fude
Henry L. Phillips , Hyannisport, MA (until d. 1939; bequeathed to MMA).
Nagoya City Museum. "Ukiyo-e from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14, 1995–May 28, 1995.

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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