Fuji from Goten-yama, at Shinagawa on the Tokaido
By Katsushika Hokusai
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Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock
Edition size: n/a
Sheet size: 25.1 by 37.2 cm
Price: $13000 (excl. taxes)
From the series "Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji"
view of rolling hills at Gotenyama revelers enjoying the blossoming cherry trees; signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu, published by Eijudo (Nishimura Yohachi), ca. 1832
oban yoko-e 7/8 by 14 5/8 in., 25.1 by 37.2 cm
During the Kambun era (1661-1673) cherry saplings were transplanted from the famed Mt. Yoshino in the Yamato province to Gotenyama in Edo, thus providing the edokko (the sophisticated residents of Edo) with their own locale for springtime cherry blossom viewing.