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   250 Years of Japanese Prints and Illustrated Books

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Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760 - 1849)

Fuji in a Grass Hoop (Chinowa no Fuji)

On the evening before the first day of the sixth month, a ceremony of purification was held in the precincts of a shrine, those passing thrrough the hoop were purged of any ill effects of summer miasma.

On the left, a depiction of the curative benefits on the eyes of the water flowing from the cleft in the hackberry tree.

a single page illustration

number 93 from 100 Views of Mount Fuji ( Fugaku Hyakkeei) Volume 3

first published c 1840



original woodblock print,21.5x 12.5cm









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