Women and Children Returning from the Fuji Festival
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
19.9 x 37.1 cm (7 13/16 x 14 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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.
Gakyôjin Hokusai ga
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection