Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858)
New Fuji, Meguro
From the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), 1857
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Gift of James A. Michener, 1991
The popularity of Fujikō, the worship of Mount Fuji as a divine entity, was popular throughout the Edo period (1615–1868). For those worshipers who were unable to travel to Suruga Province (modern-day Shizuoka Prefecture) to climb the actual mountain, miniature replicas of the site were constructed throughout Edo. The mini-Fuji depicted here was built in 1829. Images and information about four other Fuji replicas can be found among the prints and books on display nearby.
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