Original Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Opening of Fuji
Series; One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji (Fugaku Hyakkei) A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji - Handsome design from Hokusai's three volume series "One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji." The series was devoted to the sacred Mt. Fuji and reflects the importance of the mountain in the everyday lives of the Japanese during the Edo era. From land and sea, throughout the seasons, Mt. Fuji appears majestic with an appealing sense of permanence.
Original Edition by Unsodo - This woodblock was printed by Unsodo Publishing of Kyoto in the 20th century from the original Edo era blocks, with the addition of a soft peach color. The venerable firm of Unsodo was founded in 1891, and is one of just a few Japanese woodblock publishers still in business today. These Unsodo woodblocks are a nice way to acquire Hokusai's classic imagery.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Image Size - 7 1/8" x 5" + margins as shown Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at side. Please see photos for details.