The purpose of this lesson is to consider the cultural and religious significance of Mount Fuji, a recurring theme in Japanese art.
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849)
color woodblock print, Overall: 25.4 x 38.4 cm (10 x 15 1/16 in.). Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.1002
Hokusai probably composed this print as a complement to Mt. Fuji in Clear Weather (see 1930.189) and to illustrate the mountainâ€™s majesty in different weather. Here, a sudden shower covers most of the mountainâ€™s base and slope with dark clouds.
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