The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji

October 17, 2009-February 7, 2010

Appel Gallery

Rising majestically with a near-perfect cone shape, Mount Fuji has been a favorite subject of Japanese artists from the earliest times. Mount Fuji was a daily presence in the lives of the citizens of the shogun’s capital of Edo, and it was also visible from many portions of the eastern portion of the great Tōkaidō Highway that linked Edo with the ancient capital of Kyoto.

This exhibition features 18 of the prints that make up Utagawa Hiroshige’s Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji. The series was completed just before his death and published the following year.

Image: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese (1797-1858), Noge and Yokohama in Musashi Province, 1858, color woodblock print. Gift in memory of Charles C. Kryter. 45.125

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