The beautiful mountain Fuji is a sight to behold. It was formed by the volcanoes and the scenery is breathtaking. Mount Fuji is loved place and subject for Japanese culture and art. It is very significant to them. It is also a religious hot spot. There was a time when people could just see the mountains from afar. This is mainly because of there no solid road systems that lead to the mountains.
In the early 19th century inhabitants of the location climbed the mountain as a sign of their commitment. Those who couldn’t climb the mountain for certain reason, mini-Fujis were placed throughout the city. It made them feel included.
Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji is a series by the very talented Katsushika Hokusai. The art is also loved as much as people love the real mountain Fuji. His work is so valuable that it is hard to see real art. It is said that extreme exposure to light can make some important effects on the art to disappear in short damaging the art. Even the prints are stored in an institute here they try to make exhibition days. You can view a few prints of the famous Thirty-six views of mountain Fuji.
A good example is the versions of “The Great Wave”. the great wave shows three boats being threatened by a huge ocean wave and Mount Fuji stands tall in the background. Most people thought it was a tsunami but it could have been a huge wave.
The three versions are Displayed alongside illustrated books and Hokusai’s earlier works and other private published prints. The work shows his growth and thought flow as an artist. This series was being made as from 1830 to 1832 and it was really huge at this time Hokusai was in his seventies.
Each specific image included drawing on a paper and using the image to guide a carving on wood. The wood is then covered with ink and applied on a paper to recreate the image.He used a lot of colours which made his art stand out seeming so different.He had created 36 series of the views mountain Fuji but because the art became so popular he added ten more.