Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hyakumeizan: images & ink (4)

Illustrated excerpts from One Hundred Mountains of Japan

Image: Sunrise on Eboshi-dake, Japan Northern Alps, woodprint by Yoshida Hiroshi (1926)

Ink: On Tateyama, from Nihon Hyakumeizan (One Hundred Mountains of Japan) by Fukada Kyūya (1964):

I once stayed at the shrine office on Oyama and I will never forget the dawn and sunrise I saw on that occasion. As I watched, the mountain peaks all around seemed to wake into life as they floated above a sea of cloud. This sight convinced me instantly that Tateyama is one of the great mountains of the world.


Kittie Howard said...

Hiroshi conveys that etheral feeling you so beautifully described, like floating in a sea of clouds.

Project Hyakumeizan said...

Welcome back, Kittie: as for the "ink", that isn't me - rather those are the words of Fukada Kyuya, the author of "One Hundred Mountains". He had a way with nature descriptions...