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 1/8 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 mountain’s majesty in different weather. Here, a sudden shower covers most of the mountain’s base and slope with dark clouds.
Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; December 12, 2004- April 10, 2005. "Visions of Japan: Prints and Paintings from Cleveland Collections".Gallery One Rotation, November 5, 2012 - April 29, 2013.
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