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Dragon and Mt. Fuji
  • Honmura Kanichi
    active: Japan
  • Dragon and Mt. Fuji, 1932
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, pigment, gold on silk (with box)
  • Mount Dimensions: 191.8 x 61.4 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 75 1/2 x 24 3/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0602
Catalogue raisonné

Mt. Fuji is situated on the upper left. A dragon, facing towards the mountain, emerges from the bottom right corner. It is encircled by dark air. A few lines drawn along-side the dragon suggest wind and motion. Clouds float between the mountain and dragon. The black and white ink tones impart a sense of drama to the scene.