Beautiful gift set — Hokusai: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji

Katsushika Hokusai {1760- 1849} is the most famous Japanese artist of the Edo period.

This elegant slipcase box consists of an accordion-fold silk – bound book of the 46 prints, and a booklet that explains the full set of forty-six prints (the original thirty-six views published in 1830s, and ten more that were commissioned later upon the success of the original prints ) .

Devoted entirely to landscapes, Hokusai’s series shows Mount Fuji from various viewpoints. Using the newly invented Prussian blue artificial pigment, manufactured in Holland, which is richer and more intense than natural dyes, Hokusai gave us an exquisite illustration of the Japanese Shinto belief in ukiyo-e.

The pictures are shown in landscape mode. The booklet explains all 46 pictures. This is an exquisite gift set.

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