Hokusai Katsushika, Fuji Inside the Sake Cup, One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Title: Fuji inside the sake cup
Series: 100 Views of Mt Fuji, volume 2
Publisher: Toheki-do Eirakuya Toshiro
Size: 22.5 x 15.7 cm
Condition report: Binding marks. Minor stains on bottom and top of page.
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 color prints of 36 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.
Hokusai's jocular style is prominent in this illustration: unlike the face-value treatment of Mt. Fuji noticeable in the works of Hokusai's contemporaries such as Hiroshige, here Hokusai hides the sacred mountain in the reflection of a saké cup.
|Artist Name||Hokusai Katsushika|
|Title||Fuji inside the sake cup|
|Dimensions||22.5 x 15.7 cm|
|Condition Report||Binding marks. Minor stains on bottom and top of page.|
|Series||One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, Volume 2|