Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”
Exhibition of the complete 46 works of Hokusai‘s “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”
“Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” is a series of landscape prints, depicting Mt. Fuji from various locations in Japan. Despite the number “36” in the title, the series actually consists of “46” works, since 10 more works were added later due to the successful sales and popular demand. The complete 46 works, owned by Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, will be exhibited for the first time in the 7 years since 2010. We hope you will enjoy the greatest masterpieces by Hokusai.
Deciphering the innovative ideas hidden in “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji“
The series is full of unconventional, original and striking ideas, as seen in “Mild Breeze on a Fine Day” and “Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa” as fine examples. It is perhaps Hokusai‘s new enlightenment that he had achieved when he passed 70, after his persistent devotion to ukiyo-e as an artist. In this exhibition, we will try to decipher Hokusai‘s innovative ideas hidden in “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji“.
Special exhibition of “Courtesans Showing Themselves to the Strollers through the Grille ” by Hokusai‘s daughter Ōi
＊A TV drama based on the historical novel by Makate Asai,, a winner of the Naoki Prize (a literary award), will be broadcast on NHK on 18th September, starring Aoi Miyazaki, with a screenplay by Mika Ōmori.
＜Highlight work of Exhibition＞
Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji:: Shower below the Summit”
Although the sky above Mt. Fuji is clear and blue, the bottom of the mountain is covered with black, dark cloud. The diagonal lines depicted at the bottom right corner represent the stylized lightening. The picture is a simply expressed depiction of the mountain’s foot being hit by a sudden, heavy thunder storm. It is an outstanding work of Hokusai, with his innovative idea: the two totally different weather events – fine weather and rain – are effortlessly represented in one painting.
|University and High school students||500 yen|
|Junior High School Students and below||Free|
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