Hokusai (1760 - 1849), "Fuji Seen From the Pleasure Quarter in Senju"
|Title||Fuji Seen From the Pleasure Quarter in Senju|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji|
|Edition||#38 in the series of 46|
|Reference No||Michener/HAA; numerous publications and museums|
|Size||10 x 14 -3/4 "|
Notes: Signed: "Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu".
Part of a diamyo procession is passing down the Senji Road. Between the thatched-roofed house, samurai soldiers are seen carrying guns wrapped in brown cloth. The samurai wear two swords, the symbols of their class. They are dressed in uniform-kimono with a design of blue and white, with green trousers.
In the shelter at the right foreground, an important personage seems to be resting. The procession of a high-ranking samurai was an important ceremonial aspect of life at that time.