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The Journey East
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • The Journey East, circa 1805–1810, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7801
Description
Literature

Horizontal landscape composition. Five women traveling at center, one on horseback, the other four are walking. The last woman in the group, at center, carries a white flag. At the right is a large tree and stylized clouds. Left of center, Mt. Fuji. Landscape fills center of composition, stretching from right to left, including trees, clouds, and mountains. Artists inscription in bottom left quadrant.