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Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji is the title of two series of woodblock prints by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige. They depict Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from a variety of different places and distances. The 1852 series, published by Sanoya Kihei, are in landscape orientation using the chūban format, while the 1858 series are in the portrait ōban format and were published by Tsutaya Kichizō. The same subject had previously been dealt with by Hokusai in two of his own series, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji.

This picture is the twenty-seventh print of the 1858 series, entitled "Futami Bay in Ise Province". It depicts Meoto Iwa, two large stacks just off the shore at Ise, with a network of ropes, a torii gate and a Shinto shrine. Mount Fuji is visible in the background. This copy is in the collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Print credit: Hiroshige

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