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South Wind, Clear Sky, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

冨嶽三十六景 凱風快晴

early 1830s

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎

(Japanese, 1760–1849)
Sheet: 25.6 x 37.5 cm (10 1/16 x 14 3/4 in.)
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During the printing process, the natural grain of the cherry wood printing block was imprinted onto the paper along with the red-colored dye.

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Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, appeared in most Japanese 19th-century travel literature. Maps sometimes showed its location with a Fuji-shaped icon and indicated where travelers could get the best view of it. Between 1829 and 1833, Hokusai created a print series depicting thirty-six views of the mountain, including this one, sometimes known as “Red Fuji.” The season in this scene is a time between late summer and early autumn, when the mountain takes on a reddish hue.
South Wind, Clear Sky, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

South Wind, Clear Sky, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

early 1830s

Katsushika Hokusai

(Japanese, 1760–1849)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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