This is one of the pieces painted in commemoration of the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of Japan and 50th year of Taikan’s painting career. The appearance of a pure white Mt. Fuji is so magnificent. The sea clouds spreading across the bottom make the mountain look larger and create a vast and boundless space. The sun is burning red and white corona, and splaying rays of sunlight create divinity. The design is simple, but a strong and divine atmosphere is effectively enhanced. The title means the diffusion of light in the universe. Using the symbolic subject of Mt. Fuji and the sun, Taikan expresses his love of Japan.


  • Title: Mt. Fuji
  • Creator Lifespan: 1868 - 1958
  • Creator Nationality: Japanese
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Tokyo
  • Creator Birth Place: Ibaraki
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和15年
  • Physical Dimensions: w115.5 x h80.3 cm
  • Painter: Yokoyama Taikan
  • Object Title: 乾坤輝く
  • Exhibition History: 横山大観紀元二千六百年奉祝記念作品展
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 横山大観
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • Medium: color on paper / hanging scroll

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