Paper for a Folded Calligraphy Copybook: Lower Meguro (Shimo-Meguro), from the series Thirty-six Views of Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei)
絵入折手本 「富士三十六景 下目黒」 （北斎の富岳三十六景に基いた）
Artist Unknown, Japanese
17.8 x 36.2 cm (7 x 14 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a series based on selected designs from Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” for use as folded calligraphy copybooks (eiri ori tehon). The MFA has 8 prints (49.640 to 49.647) from what was apparently a set of 12; a complete (?) set is in the Irie Collection at the Hyôgo Prefectural History Museum.
Compare the Hokusai print of the same title: 11.17535, 21.5371 . This version of the scene, however, is very different; it appears to show an ocean view, which was not actually visible from this location in Edo.
Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich