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Hokusai

The Mitsui Shop In Suruga, Edo

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the “chuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

    Framing Options:

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    Ready-to-Hang and Made to Last

    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

    All of our prints are made to last, with fade-resistant colors and materials. See how they arrive in the unboxing videos below.

  • About the Art

     

    Mt. Fuji divides the scene in two. Ignoring the street, Hokusai only shows the part above the signboard of the Mitsui store in Suruga-cho.

    The buildings of the Echigoya Mitsui Clothing Store frame the view from the foreground.

    Kites fly in an almost infinite sky on a new-year's day.

    Hokusai creates a motif with triangles, playing rooftop, kite and Fuji off against one another. In the left kite we can see the character “壽”, in the name of the publisher Eiju-do Nishimura-ya Yohachi(永壽堂 西村屋与八), serving as an advertisement within the work.

    Both sides of the buildings belonged to the wealthy merchant Mitsui Echigoya, who was in the business of kimono fabric. The shop of Mitsukoshi was modernized and is still present today, but now Mt. Fuji is obscured by high-rise buildings.

    Workmen repair the tiled roof on the right, one tossing a bundle of straw to the other below.

    The left sign on the Mitsui buildings reads "Braided Cords and Threads," while the sign on the right reads "Clothing". Both announce the store's cash payment policy, a business innovation of the time which replaced the practice of billing the customer once or twice yearly.

    Suruga is the antiquated name for the region around Mt.Fuji. The people of Edo, including Hokusai, saw the mountain from the street and called it Suruga-cho.

     

     

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    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.


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