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Fuji from Kanaya on the Tōkaidō Road

  • Description

    Kanaya was one of the stations on the Tōkaidō Road, the main road between Edo and Kyoto. It was located on the Oi River and because there was no bridge or ferry there, ‘river waders’ were used to carry travellers across its swift-flowing waters. This design belongs to a group of ten additional prints to the ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’, produced in response to the phenomenal success of the original series.

  • Details

    Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
    Associated place
    AsiaJapanHonshūKantōTōkyō prefecture Tōkyō (place of creation)
    AsiaJapanHonshūKantōTōkyō prefecture Tōkyō (place of publication)
    Asia Japan (Kanaya) (subject)
    Asia Japan (Mount Fuji) (subject)
    probably 1835
    Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) (designer)
    Associated people
    Nishimuraya Yohachi (c. 1751 - c. 1870) (publisher)
    Material and technique
    woodblock print, with bokashi (tonal gradation)
    mount 40.4 x 55.7 cm (height x width)
    print 24.7 x 37 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by Mrs Allan and Mr and Mrs H. N. Spalding, 1952.
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