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Image of Mitsui Store at Surugacho in Edo from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji

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Mitsui Store at Surugacho in Edo from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji

Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, (1831–1889)

Creation date: ca. 1831-1834
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett
Accession Number: 1957.186
Dimensions: 10 3/8 in. x 15 5/16 in. (26.35 cm x 38.89 cm)
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Although Mount Fuji is framed by the strings of a kite, workmen fixing the roof of the Mitsui drapery shop in the heart of Edo’s shopping district are the focus in this print. In his unique depictions of working-class people, the artist blends affectionate humor with a sense of awe for their skill and diligence under treacherous and difficult conditions.
Last Updated: 2/17/2011


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

The Living Line: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings by Hokusai San Diego Museum of Art , 5/24/2003 - 8/3/2003

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Prints from the San Diego Museum of San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 6/5/2011

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 124

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