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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) painted his famous series Fugaku sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji) around 1931, which was then carved in wood and printed. He followed this in the next few years with the spectacular Fugaku hyakkei (100 Views of Mount Fuji).
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Princeton’s Marquand library holds a complete set of the Fugaku hyakkei. The Graphic Arts Collection holds only the first volume. Unlike Marquand’s rare falcon feathers edition, our yellow cover indicates a Meiji-era reprint of this Edo-period book, printed between 1868 and 1912. Even so, the prints are splendid and the landscapes inspiring. See images from Marquand’s volume: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ft848r370

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Goddess Konohana Sakuyahime

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En no Gyoja opens Mount Fuji

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), 富嶽百景 = Fugaku hyakkei = One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (Tamaya-chō [Nagoya]: Katano Tōshirō, 1875. vol. 1 of 3. Woodblock prints. Graphic Arts Collection in process

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