Turban Shell Hall of the Five Hundred Arhat Temple
Date: ca. 1832
Visitors on the viewing platform of the third story of the Sazaidô are transfixed at the sight of Mt. Fuji rising across the marshes. This design was the cover of 1998’s Hokusai: Bridging East and West, but this is an earlier impression than the shown Pulverer example. As explained by Forrer (1991), earlier impressions have black rather than grey as the pilgrim’s backpacks, and the lower area next to the man dressed in dark blue is black rather than grey. Also, the red publisher’s mark and censor’s seal are present.
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô)
Size: ôban
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Center fold.
Inventory Number: HOK083