South Wind, Clear Sky (Red Mt. Fuji) / Hokusai Katsushika - Gaifuu kaisei (Akafuji)

Product ID
0177
Name
Hokusai Katsushika
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1760-1849
Ukiyo-e artist

Size
482mm x 612mm
Roller End Material
Red sandalwood
Material of the Work
Chemical fiber
Stock Condition
In Stock
Description

“Gaifuu kaisei” (South Wind, Clear Sky [also known as Red Mt. Fuji]) is one of the series of landscape Ukiyo-e works “Fugaku sanjuu rokkei” (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji) by Hokusai Katsushika. This work is the representative of the series along with “Kanagawa oki namiura” drawing Mt. Fuji with boats tossed about by a large wave.

However it is not known whether the view point of this work is from Kai Province’s side or Suruga Province’s side, Mt. Fuji from the front fills the whole screen in this work as with “Sanka hakuu” (Rainstorm Beneath the Summit). The sea of trees at the lower part of the screen, a sky filled with cirrocumulus and snowy gorges at the top of the mountain are depicted in this work.

The word “gaifuu,” which is in Shikyou (the Book of Songs), means a gentle south wind in summer. This work is commonly called “Akafuji” (Red Mt. Fuji) and the mountain’s surface, which turned red because of morning sunshine in summer, was depicted. The simple color scheme and the bold composition are very impressive. Hokusai depicted the outline of the mountain with a rhythmical line, not a straight line. The reason why he did was probably on the purpose of emphasizing the height of the mountain. We can feel a tense atmosphere through the line drawn eagerly by Hokusai so that the screen wouldn’t be monotonous because of the simple composition.

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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
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