Outline of the work

  • Author:Katsushika Hokusai
  • Period: 1830s
  • Summary: One of Hokusai Katsushika’s masterpieces, “Fugaku Sanjurokkei” (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji), which depicts a fishing boat rocked by rough seas and Mount Fuji in the distance.
  • Others: “Fugaku Sanjurokkei” is very famous all over the world and has influenced Western painters.

Charm of the work

  • Characters: Kanagawa Okinamiura depicts the crew of a fishing boat bravely fighting against rough seas.
  • Ukiyo-e worldview: Beautifully depicts the Japanese landscape of the Edo period, reflecting the lifestyles and customs of the people of the time. Scenery, including Mt. Fuji, is rendered with a precise and beautiful touch.
  • Ukiyo-e themes: The relationship between nature and humans and the reverence people held for Mt. In Kanagawa Okinamiura, the power and beauty of Mt. Fuji are expressed along with the rough waves, depicting a moving landscape.