Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mt Fuji View 10

Hokusai waxes lyrical, the wind bend the paths and people. Everything bends to the will of the wind except the mighty mountain.

This is my journey, record the 24 views of Mt. Fuji through the mind's eye of Hokusai, sketch what is no longer there, except for Fuji-san. When I reach the 24th view, I will have found what I was looking for.

Ukiyo-e, pictures of the floating world, portray the ephemeral life of actors, geisha, those who entertain, sometimes on pleasure boats that float between the palace and the geisha houses. Wood-block prints during the Edo period, 1600 to 1868, made art affordable. Hokusai depicted scenes from nature and in later years showed a fondness for illustrating life of the lower working class, with amusement and affection.

Recorded in a pocketbook moleskine 3 ½ x 5 inch, one page, one view, no second chance.

1 comment:

ParisBreakfasts said...

Excellent project Aiko!
Very ambitious - I love this series too.