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