New Fuji, Meguro
Date: 4/1857
First, or deluxe edition. Springtime view of the “New” mini Fuji, built in 1829 by Kondô Jûzô on his estates to give women, children and the elderly a chance to scale Mt. Fuji, which was worshipped as holy by a popular religion, Fujikô. We see visitors climbing the zigzag path and three at the top, admiring the view of the real Mount Fuji from afar. Liberal use of mica in the grey, black and brown areas.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Size: ôban
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Traces of backing remnants, verso, and slight smudge of red to title cartouche.
Sealed: Censor’s seal “Aratame” and Date seal of the 4th month of Snake year(1857)
Inventory Number: HIR448