Hokusai

Under Mannen Bridge At Fukagawa

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About The Art

Katsushika Hokusai's milestone creation, Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa, produced around 1830, is one of the famous woodblock prints from his renowned book Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji portraying the beauty of both nature and the human creation. This astonishing print epitomizes the topographical view of the Edo-period Bridge where the portrayal of the hurried crowd of folks represents the busy Edo.

Hokusai's endeavoring effort to cover numerous scenes in a single frame makes this print marvelous and eye-catching to the audience. Hokusai vividly portrays the agronomic and mercantile setting by intricately engraving various fishing and boat scenes underneath the bridge. The most significant attraction of this print is the fascinating distant view of snow-covered Mount Fuji symbolizing the iconic and signature beauty of Japanese culture. He also highlights the most celebrated traveling by depicting the hurrying crowd above the bridge.

This prominent print of Hokusai represents a revolution known as Tenpo Reforms which dejected the depiction of extravagant demonstration of wealth. Hokusai's astounding print leaves a landmark flowering the era of the creation of art representing travel scenes and landscapes which focuses on animated and imaginative scenes of everyday life, the tradition which is still famous and in an ongoing process.