Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: Sumida-gawa Sekiya no Sato
A print from the representative Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series created by Katsushika Hokusai when he was about 72 years old. This scene depicts the area around Senju Akebono-cho and Senju Sekiya-cho in Adachi-ku as seen from the current 2-Chome Tsutsumi-dori, Sumida-ku. Apart from an official bulletin board, no houses can be seem amid the grasslands and paddy fields, and the impressive pine tree on the bank stretching from the foreground into the distance and the sight of Mt. Fuji bathed in the sunrise produce a very impressive piece of work overflowing with three horseback riders racing through the peaceful early morning scene. The samurai warriors, the horses and the harnesses are all depicted in bright colors. This print was created around 1831.