Educators: Finding Mount Fuji

These images of Mount Fuji are compiled by the Education Department at the Freer|Sackler. We hope that these works of art inspire study and provoke thought. You can compare and contrast different depictions of Mount Fuji, see how the images changed over time, and analyze works for specific elements. The artworks are a great starting point for visual analysis, historical content, and other research. For more information, please contact asiateachers @ si.edu.
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Mt. Fuji | Shibata Zeshin | Japan | Woodblock print | 1877 | Meiji era | Freer and Sackler | S2003.8.2182

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Country Scenes and Mount Fuji | Katsushika Hokusai | Japan | Ink, color and gold on paper | ca. 1830-1832 | Edo period | Freer and Sackler | F1902.48

Country Scenes and Mount Fuji, by Katsushika Hokusai. Japan, ink, color and gold on paper, ca.

Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido: Hara | Utagawa Kunisada | Japan | Woodblock print | 1852 | Edo period | Freer and Sackler | S2004.3.145

Utagawa Kunisada: Hara: (Actor Sawamura Chôjûrô V as) Gofukuya Jûbei, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

Snowy Morning at Koishikawa from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji | Katsushika Hokusai | Japan | Woodblock print | ca. 1823-1831 | Edo period | Freer and Sackler | F1974.61

Snowy Morning at Koishikawa from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, by Katsushika Hokusai. Japan, woodblock print, ca.

Mt. Fuji, from the series Seiho's Masterworks | Takeuchi Seiho | Japan | Woodblock print | 1937 | Showa era | Freer and Sackler | S2003.8.2466

“ huariqueje: “ Pink Fuji - Takeuchi Seiho, 1937 Japanese, Colour woodcut, x 41 cm Collection of Seihō’s Masterwoorks (Seihō ippin shū).

Eight Views of Famous Places: Lingering Snow on Mt. Fuji | Utagawa Toyokuni II | Japan | Woodblock print | ca. 1818 | Edo period | Freer and Sackler | S2004.3.124

Eight Views of Famous Places: Lingering Snow on Mt. Fuji, by Utagawa Toyokuni II. Japan, woodblock print, ca.

Mt. Fuji with poem | Sengai | Japanese art | Ink on paper | Early 19th century | Edo period | Freer and Sackler | F2001.6

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Mt. Fuji | Ogata Gekko | Japan | Woodblock print | 1892 | Meiji era | Freer and Sackler | S2003.8.1689

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Landscape with Mt. Fuji | Ink on paper | Japanese Art | Late 16th- early 17th century | Momoyama period | Freer and Sackler | F1894.32

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Tea bowl with design of Mt. Fuji | Takashi Dohachi III, IV, or V | Japanese | Stoneware with black glaze and white enamel | Late 19th century | Meiji era | Freer and Sackler | F1899.22

Tea bowl with design of Mt. Fuji Maker(s) Artist: Takahashi Dohachi III, IV, or V Medium: Stoneware with black glaze and white enamel Dimensions: H x W x D: x x cm x 4 x 4 in) late century

Mount Fuji | Hogyoku | Japan | Woodblock print | ca. 1840 | Edo period | Freer and Sackler | S2004.3.208

Mount Fuji, by Hogyoku. Japan, Woodblock print, ca.

Mount Fuji | Maruyama Okyo | Japan | Ink on silk | 18th century | Edo period | Freer and Sackler | F1908.386

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Landscape | Artist unknown | Japan | Woodblock print | 20th century | Taisho to Showa era | Freer and Sackler | S2003.8.3704

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

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