Sudden shower beneath the summit

Hokusai, Katsushika & Yohachi, Nishimuraya1830/1831

Bristol Museums

Bristol Museums
United Kingdom

Mount Fuji dominates this dramatic view
and there is no sign of human activity.
The setting sun falls on the peak of the
mountain whilst a summer storm flashes
on its lower slopes.
The printer has applied blue ink onto the
block for the sky, wiping some away again,
a technique known in Japanese as bokashi.


  • Title: Sudden shower beneath the summit
  • Creator: Hokusai, Katsushika & Yohachi, Nishimuraya
  • Date Created: 1830/1831
  • Type: woodblock print
  • Rights: ©Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

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