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    Hokusai’s woodcut began as the optimus prime of his thirty-six piece series of woodcuts: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. His piece began as a simple drawing that was attached to a slate of cherry wood which was then carved away until the initial drawing was left in the block. This was done several times, once for each color and then for the line work. The woodblocks where inked, pressed against the printing paper individually, and then the back of the paper was rubbed with a tool called a baren to impress the inks to the paper. This tool was used so the printer could give variations on the tone of the inks for a more interesting texture in the print. These woodblock lithographs could support hundreds and sometimes even thousands of prints.…

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    Mount Fuji Seen

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    the 18th and 19th centuries who is known for woodblock printing, “Ukiyo-e” painting, and manga art. What is unique about him is his interest in the “relationship between light and natural phenomena” and how he captured “the moods of nature and the atmospheric conditions of the different seasons and weather” (Hane 39). His most well known piece is “Mount Fuji Seen Below a Wave at Kanagawa” which is part of his series of woodblock prints known as the “Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji.” His pieces…

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    off Kanagawa it is also referred to as The Great Wave. The dimensions of this particular work, measures ten and one-eights by 14 and fifteenth-sixteenths inches. The date that the Wave off Kanagawa was created 1830 till 1832. The medium that was used in the creation of this work of art is: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper. #2. In the Wave off Kanagawa there is obviously a gigantic wave that takes up most of the portrait. There are three boats that are starting to be consumed…

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    Hokusai Vs. Fuji

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    Hokusai used scale when he painted Mount Fuji. His composition in The Great Wave and The Inlet of Nobuto placed Mount Fuji in a distant center point in each painting. Mount Fuji is symbolic in each painting, yet he uses scale to give importance to the catastrophic waves, or the Japanese villagers gathering peacefully. In both paintings, Mount Fuji is the background. The mountain is undefeated by natural disasters. In The Inlet of Nobuto, the mountain is really distant, and completely covered…

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    Mount Fuji Research Paper

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    1. Mount Fuji: Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, soaring to well over 12,000 ft! It is also an active volcano, and considered to be one part of Japan’s trilogy of Holy Mountains. It is indeed considered a sacred spot, and those who brave the strenuous climb to the summit are sure to come across many make-shift shrines that have been erected along the way. Be sure to visit Hakone, a resort located at the mountain’s base that offers road-weary hikers the opportunity to take a luxurious…

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    The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which is additionally called The Great Wave or The Wave for short, is a wood block print made in japan by the artist Hokusai. It was created by Hokusai sometime between 1830 and 1833 as the very first print in Hokusai's series 36 Views of Mount Fuji. It is one of Hokusai's most famous work. Also considered in the art world as one of the most recognizable pieces of Japanese art in the world. The image is essentially, a massive wave threatening boats off the coast of…

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    Mount Fuji Research Paper

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    Everytime someone mentions mountains, I cannot help but to think about the trek up my first mountain. The first mountain I climbed, was Mount Fuji in Japan. Also known as Fujisan, this mountain stands at just over twelve-thousand feet. As the morning of the climb approached, my family and I got up early to go to the bus station. The bus ride was an hour long, past lush green farms,terraced rice paddies, down back country roads, before we arrived at the SUicide Forest. The Suicide Forest is…

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    The Dawn at Isawa in Kai Province is a painting in a collection of works titled Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, by artist Katsushika Hokusai between 1830-1833. However, even though the series is named thirty-six views, Dawn at Isawa in Kai Province is the fifth of an additional ten paintings added onto the original set of thirty-six due to the overall popularity of Katsushika Hokusai’s work. The series, as the title states, contains thirty-six various views of Mt.Fuji and the areas surrounding the…

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    Like many people I am a lover of adventure and am always on the lookout for the next challenge/experience to partake in. Unfortunately my schedule doesn’t always permit the time for me to be adventurous as I’d like, so by the time summer came along I was craving a big adventure and I only went and climbed Japan’s #1 Mountain! Now I must admit I probably didn’t do as much preparation and precision planning as I should have (I’m guilty of being impulsive as well as adventurous) and though it was a…

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    the one and only Mount Saint Helens. Mount Saint Helens is located on the border of Washington and Oregon. There are many features this volcano has and why it is one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet. Mount Saint Helens is a stratovolcano that blew off its cone and now looks a lot like a cinder cone volcano but is not a cinder cone volcano. What are some features on Mount Saint Helens? A feature that Mount St Helens has is that it was referred to indians by the names Louwala…

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