Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
January 5, 2012
Image Size
909 KB
Resolution
1900×1293
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
306 (1 today)
Favourites
6 (who?)
Comments
1
Downloads
5
×
Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa ASCII by Otone Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa ASCII by Otone
北斎・富嶽三十六景・深川万年橋下
Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa (Fukagawa Mannen-bashi shita)
from The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai


The modernized version of the bridge still exists now ([link]), with the same name that passes over Onagigawa river (小名木川) just before it flows into Sumida river (隅田川). Across the Sumida river the residents of Daimyos can be seen. It is interesting to note that Hokusai himself lived nearby in c. 1835.

*Fukagawa in the title is not a river but a nearby district named after a person responsible for reclaiming the what was then wetlands, Fukagawa Hachiro-Yuemon (深川八郎右衛門)

This possibly influenced Monet's "Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies" ([link]).

The series "The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" was created between 1826-1833, originally conceived for 36 prints, ten more were added after the original publication. It depicts the famous Mount Fuji viewed from a variety of locations and meteorological conditions. Another famous ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige (広重) also made 36 prints on the same subject thirty years later (冨士三十六景, also "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji"). 
:iconsireih:
Sireih Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This looks really awesome!
Reply
Add a Comment: