Japan through cigarette case scenes

36 Views Of Mount Fuji

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji [富嶽三十六景] is a series of landscape prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai (17601849). The series depicts Mount Fuji from different locations and in various seasons and weather conditions.

The series was produced from 1830 to 1832, when Hokusai was in his seventies and at the height of his career, and published by Nishimura Yohachi.

Among the prints are three of Hokusai's most famous: Under the Wave off Kanagawa (or The Great Wave); South Wind, Clear Sky; and Rainstorm Beneath the Summit. The series has been described as the artist's "indisputable colour-print masterpiece".

"Fuji View Field in Owari Province" woodblock print from the
"36 Views of Mount Fuji" series by Hokusai.

Cigarette case by Noboru Nogawa (from Fred Zweig's collection).