Women and Children Returning from the Fuji Festival

富士帰

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Dimensions

19.9 x 37.1 cm (7 13/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10261

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The straw snake held by the boy servant is a souvenir of the Fuji Festival celebrating the annual opening of Mount Fuji to pilgrims on the first day of the sixth month. Residents of Edo visited artificial hills representing Fuji in locations such as Asakusa or Komagome.

Signed

Gakyôjin Hokusai ga
画狂人北斎画

Markings

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection