Hokusai Katsushika, En no Ubasoku, Founder of Shugendo, One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji

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JG051665-14
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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Title: En no Ubasoku, founder of shugendo
Series: One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 1
Publisher: Toheki-do
Date: 1814-1878
Size: (L) 15.6 x 22.3 cm (R) 15.6 x 22.3 cm
Condition: Binding holes.

This print is from the series One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, published between 1835 and 1880. Hokusai evidently had a deep connection to the mountain, which had become a place of worship and pilgrimage for ascetic Buddhists and Shinto sects alike. The series followed Hokusai’s successful colour prints of thirty-six views of Mount Fuji. Though in absence of colour, the one hundred views series displays Hokusai's unique composition, sometimes challenging the viewer to spot the playfully concealed peak of Mount Fuji.


In folk religion, En no Ubasoku is traditionally held to be the founder of Shugendo, a syncretic religion incorporating aspects of Taoism, Shinto, esoteric Buddhism and traditional Japanese shamanism.

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Print Format Double Page
Artist Name Hokusai Katsushika
Title En no Ubasoku, founder of shugendo
Subject Landscapes, Spirits & Religion
Dimensions (L) 15.6 x 22.3 cm (R) 15.6 x 22.3 cm
Condition Report Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Title: En no Ubasoku, founder of shugendo Series: One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 1 Publisher: Toheki-do Date: 1814-1878
Series One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 1