Utagawa Hiroshige, Kinryuzan Temple at Asakusa, 1856, color wood print, Private Collection

Arts Everyday Living: Above the Clouds–Mt. Fuji Through the Eyes of Hiroshige

ABOVE THE CLOUDS

MT. FUJI THROUGH THE EYES OF HIROSHIGE

Utagawa Hiroshige, Mt. Fuji Across the Bay, Famous Views of the 60 Provinces---The Pine Grove at Mio in Suruga Province, c. 1856, woodblock print.

Utagawa Hiroshige, Mt. Fuji Across the Bay, Famous Views of the 60 Provinces—The Pine Grove at Mio in Suruga Province, c. 1856, woodblock print.

A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji once; only a fool climbs it twice.

Japanese saying

I’ve already featured the woodblock prints of the prolific Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), whose works are not only esteemed in Japan, but have had considerable influence on Western art as well.

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The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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