October 11, 2015

1953 JAPAN (Chūbu) - Fisherman and his son casting a net at Kajikazawa

Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period, influenced by painters as Sesshu and other styles of Chinese painting, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, created both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. The series depicts Mount Fuji from different locations and in various seasons and weather conditions.

Each of the images was made through a process whereby an image drawn on paper was used to guide the cutting of a wood block. This block was then covered with ink and applied to paper. For each color was used a series of blocks. In the postcard is depicted one of the thirty-six views, namely Kajikazawa in Kai Province (the Japanese title: Kōshū Kajikazawa), achieved in 1830-1832, which portrays a fisherman and his son casting a net into fast-flowing Fuji River at Kajikazawa.

About the stamps

The first stamp is part of the fourth series Seasonal Flowers, issued on December 3, 2012. All five stamps have the same face values (50 JPY):
• Camellia japonica - It's on the postcard
• Prunus mume
• Adonis ramosa
• Cyclamen persicum
• Helleborus

About the second stamp, depicting an Eastern Honeybee (Apis cerana), I wrote here

This is a post for Sunday Stamps II-43 run by Violet Sky from See It On A Postcard. The theme of this week is: Flowers. Click here to visit Violet’s blog and all the other participants.

Hokusai - Wikipedia
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji - Wikipedia

Sender: George Moise
Sent from Ito (Chūbu / Japan), on 25.06.2013

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