Thirty-six Views of Fuji from the Eastern Capital
(Tôto Fuji-mi san-jû-rokkei, 東都富士見三十六景)
Publisher: Murata-ya Jirôbei
Tokyo (then called Edo)
was the Eastern Capital, where the shogun
lived. The emperor lived in Kyoto, the Western Capital.
In spite of the series title, only these five designs are known. This series is listed as number 9 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson
(Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).
The prints are each about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size
known as ôban.
Distant view of Mount Fuji from the Shôheizaka Slope
(昌平坂 乃 遠景)
Mount Fuji off the coast of Tsukuda Island (Tsukuda oki kaisei no Fuji)
Mount Fuji from beneath New Ôhashi
Bridge (Shinôhashi kyôka no chôbô, 新大はし橋下の眺望)
The poem above the boat
the lifting of the bamboo shade of the boat
it passes between the piers of the bridge,
comes into view the fair Fuji brow
which I longed to see.
Mount Fuji with melting
snow during the Sannô Festival
Mount Fuji in the evening as seen from the embankment of the Sumida River (Sumida tsuzumi no yû Fuji, 隅田堤の夕富士)
“Schaap” refers to listing in Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi by Robert Schaap (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 1998).
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