Hagiwara Hideo (1913–2007) Morning Mist, Burning Fields, from the series Thirty-Six Fujis

image size: 18 1/4 x 13 5/8 in. (46.4 x 34.6 cm)
sheet size: 21 x 15 3/4 in. (53.3 x 40 cm)
萩原英雄 三十六富士:朝霧野焼

Hagiwara Hideo (1913-2007)

Morning Mist, Burning Fields, 
from the series
 Thirty-Six Fujis


Color woodblock print with embossing on paper 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2018.62.5

Hagiwara’s Thirty-Six Fujis series is the artist’s only excursion into landscape. It is his homage to the sacred mountain and to past ukiyo-e artists, such as Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1848) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858).

Hagiwara captures a view of Fuji from the town of Ōhara on a spring morning, during the annual burning of grasslands (noyaki) on the northern foot of the mountain.

Three Masters of Abstraction Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio