Hiroshige: 36 Views of Fuji
Published by Tsutaya Kichizo in 1858
Hiroshige created many prints that were not on the Tokaido
Road. He did two Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji series. This
print, from the 1858 series in vertical oban format, shows Fuji as seen from the Misaka pass in Kai Province, across
|#1 * Ichikoku Bridge||#2 Suruga Street, Edo||#3 * Sukiyagashi in the Eastern Capital||#4||#5 * Tea Water Canal, Edo||#6|
|#7||#8||#9 * Zoshi Hill Top||#10 Meguro Yukigaoka||#11||#12 Musashi Koganei|
|#13 * Tama River, Musashi||#14||#15 * Musashino||#16 * Honmaki, Musashi Province||#17 * The Sea at Miura||#18 * Sagami Gawa|
|#19 * Shichiri Beach||#20 Fuji from Sagami||#21 *||#22 Waterfall||#23 Great Wave at Satta Point||#24 Miho-no-Matsubara|
|#25 Tokaido||#26 The Oi River||#27 * The Marriage Rocks||#28 * Shinshu||#29 /??||30|
|#31 Otsuki Plain||#32 Inume Pass||#33 Shimousa Koganehara||#34 Kuroto Bay||#35 * Rokusozan||#36 * Hota Boshu|
#1 Ichikoku Bridge
Seen from the bridge flanked by a Willow tree.
Ikkoku-bashi Bridge, Edo. A view of Fuji seen across the bridge.
This print looks out from the eastern side of Edo Castle looking across the castle to Mt.Fuji.The viewer is standing on the north shore of the Nihonbashi River that flows to the east from the outer moat. The bridhe in the foreground is the title's ikkokubashi Bridge (commonly known as Yatsumi Bridge). This site is close to Nihonbashi, the starting point of several highways, and we can see travelers scattered on the bridge.
#2 Two Manzai dancers passing the drapery store accompanied by two girls playing the samisen. Fuji seen at the end of the street.
Fuji from Toto Surugachi
#4 Fuji from Tsuru
#5 Viewed from the Tea Water canal with an enclosed water conduit passing over it.
#6 Fuji seen across Edo from the Ryugoku Bridge;a woman in a ferry boat alongside a landing stage talking to another standing under a Willow tree. 'A fine plate'-Basil Stewart, 'Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints'
#8 A view of Fuji from a field with flowering Cherry trees across the river to the snow covered mountain.
#9 Fuji seen from the tea-house on the top of Zoshi Hill.
#10 A view of Mount Fuji from Meguro through the Maple trees in their Fall colors. From series Fuji Sanjurokkasen.
Twilight Hill at Meguro in the Eastern Capital.
The Ebara plateau stretched out on the north side of the Meguro River. The sharp cliff of the south face of this plateau faced the Meguro River. Thus this plateau provided an extremely good view, and Hiroshige often depicted the view of Mt.Fuji from this plateau in his One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series. This is an autumn scene with scattered fall foliage.
#12 This is a view from the river through the fields which flows from Koganei city to Chofu city, but it is hard to find the point where the vanishing points meet. The view is a completely strange view of Mt.Fuji seen through the opening in the trunk of an ancient cherry tree, and it does seem somewhat overly contrived.
Fuji from Musashi Koganei
#13 Stewart in 'Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints' page 114 noted: 'Considered one of the masterpieces of the series. Fuji seen from the Tama River, Musashi Province.'
#15 Mount Fuji seen from a penninsula where six boats are sailing.
View of Mount Fuji from the promontary and foothills at Musashino, with Junks sailing in the foreground. A fine plate.
#16 Viewed from the sea at Honmaki
#17 Seen from the yellow cliffs ornamented with Autumnal Maple trees, Mount Fuji rising out of Sunset tinged pink clouds.
Fuji from Konodai Tone River
#18? Two men on rafts among the reeds of the Sagami River.
A plume of smoke rises from the raft in the foreground; in the
distance a snow clad fuji rises from behind a green hill. One
of the finest plates from the set.
The reeds are dense, white egrets fly, and a raft is steered along the river. The smoke rising from the fire to boil water on the raft is lovely, but more impressive than these utensils are the back views of the figures. These back views mean that the viewer must imagine their expressions. One of the most impressive scenes in this series.
Fuji from Sagami
#19 People at a tea house on the beach at Shichiri (Known as the 7 Ri beach)in Sagami.
Fuji from Shichirigahama
#20 Fuji from Sagami
#21 Mount Fuji viewed from Lake Hakone
#21 A view of the mountain from Lake Hakone in Soshu Province.
A view of Fuji from the sea.
#22 Fuji rising from purple mists in the Izu Mountains. In the foreground a great waterfall. Considered to be one of the finest designs in the series.
#23 The Great Wave breaking on the coast at Satta Point with a flight of alarmed Chidori making their escape. 'Considered the masterpiece of the whole set. 1st edition israre.' - Stewart, 'Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints'.
Setta Pass is east of Shizuoka's Okitsu River, long a well-known spot for viewing Fuji from the west. Here Fuji is seen from the water, rising among backwardrolling surf, adapted from Hokusai's Great Wave. In this scene, Hiroshige has set plovers a-flight and included pine trees.
Fuji from Suruga
#24 * Miho-no-Matsubara
#24 'A great grey and white Fuji rises up into a golden sky, seen from the promontary at iho-no-Matsubara, one of the stations of the Tokaido; ships sailing in the bay.
Another masterpiece.' Basil Stewart, Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints. p.115
Fuji from Mio in Suruga Province
#25 Mount Fuji seen across the rice fields from the Tokaido Highway.
#26 Fuji seen in the distance from the ford over the Oi River where women are being transported across in kagos by coolies.
Porters carrying noble ladies across the river at Oigawa. In the distance beyond the foothills a view of Fuji-san.
Fuji from Oi River
#27 Fuji seen across the sea from the Marriage Rocks on the beach at Ise. Another important design from the master of Japanese landscape.
Mount Fuji seen from Futami Beach, Ise, behind the Marriage Rocks.
Ise is the place to view Mt.Fuji from the west. Although it is at quite a distance, there are no other mountains in the line of vision, so Mt.Fuji can be discerned quite well. Past Meotoiwa spreads the Pacific Ocean. The Fuji depicted here is bigger than can be seen in reality from this spot.
#28 View of Fuji from Shinshu across the inland sea. Hiroshige's last great series.
Mount Fuji seen from the end of lake Suwa in Shinanao Province. A lyrical design, exceptionally well printed.
Fuji from Shinshu - Suwa Lake
#29 Fuji from Shiojiri Pass in Shinano
#30 A close view of Fuji from Misaka Pass across the lake of Motosu. 'A fine view' Basil Stewart, Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Color Prints.
Fuji from Motosu Lake - Misaka Pass
#31 from the series. Mount Fuji seen from a field in which wild flowers and tall Suzuki grasses are growing. Considered one of the finest designs from the set.
Fuji from Otsuka-Ga-Hama in Kai
#32 Kai, Inume Tohge (Inume Pass in Kai Province). A mountain gorge with a fast flowing river leading through bands of purple mist to the foothills of Mount Fuji. One of the most spectacular designs from this fine set.
#32 A view of Fuji from the yellow cliffs at Inume Pass with travellers struggling up the track.
Fuji from Kai Inume Touge
#33 Mt.Fuji should be seen from Koganehara in the northern part of Matsudo city, Chiba prefecture. Hiroshige's real reputation as a landscape artist is proven here in his unrestrained viewpoint. Seemingly a bird's eye view, at the same time, as if looking up from ground level. Whichever way you look at it, this is a unique optical treat.
Fuji from Koganehara
#34 Mount Fuji seen across Kuroto Bay in Joden province.
Fuji from Kuroto in Kasusa Province
#35 Fuji seen from behind a tall pine tree across Edo Bay. In the foreground a traveller on horseback.
Mount Fuji seen from the bay of Edo at Rokusozan, Kazusa.
#36 A distant view of mount fuji seen from the path running round the headland at Hota. 'A good plate' - Stewart, 'Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints'
Mount Fuji seen from the Seven Ri (18 mile) Beach. One of the finest designs from this magnificent set.
Fuji from Yasuda Shimoza