A Mild Breeze on a Fine Day, from the ‘Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji’ series

By Katsushika Hokusai

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Artist By Katsushika Hokusai
Period Edo period, 19th century
Materials and techniques Woodblock, yoko-oban-size, nishiki-e
Size 24.6×35.0

Explanation

This is the most striking masterpiece among Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji. More commonly known as “The Red Fuji”, it expresses the lasting grandeur and vigor of this famous mountain by the simple tricolors of indigo, green and reddish brown. The scene shows Mt. Fuji in the early morning on a fine day with a mild breeze in the air.