greets 2012 with this reprinted article from Japan Echo on Mount Fuji, held to be the most auspicious object to appear in the first dream of the New Year. Takashina Shūji explores the mountain in art, culture, and history.
The narrow, vertical rectangles at the far left and far right, as well as the horizontal rectangle at the very top are virtually identical in their length and width. The vertical red text boxes express a different kind of proportion, but directional they indeed are. The repeating and varying of these elongated rectangles creates a rhythm. Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川 広重, 1797 – October 12 1858)
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Revelers Returned from the Tori no Machi Festival at Asakusa, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1857. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1914. (JP60) #cats