Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

The series “Famous Bridges in Various Provinces" was published around the same time as “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” and “Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces” by the same publisher, Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo). It is a collection of ukiyo-e prints depicting bridges around the country. At present, 11 designs from the series have been confirmed. For this series, Hokusai not only studied the actual bridges and locations but also let his imagination run free to create alluring scenes that stimulate the viewer's desire to travel.

For example, “The Suspension Bridge at the Border of Hida and Etchu Provinces” shows a bridge that would be too unstable to cross if it actually existed, as it is sagging under the weight of two people. It is suggestive of a high-wire act and shows Hokusai's unconventional and playful nature. Rather than serving as a guide to places of interest, Hokusai is taking the theme of bridges to travel in a world of his own imagination to create these masterpieces.

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Temma Bridge in Settsu Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Temma Bridge in Settsu Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Togetsu Bridge at Arashiyama in Yamashiro Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Togetsu Bridge at Arashiyama in Yamashiro Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Drum Bridge at Tenjin Shrine, Kameido

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Drum Bridge at Tenjin Shrine, Kameido

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

The Pontoon Bridge at Sano Village in Kozuke Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

The Pontoon Bridge at Sano Village in Kozuke Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Yahagi Bridge at Okazaki on Tokaido Road

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Yahagi Bridge at Okazaki on Tokaido Road

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Hanging Cloud Bridge at Gyodo-zan, Ashikaga

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Hanging Cloud Bridge at Gyodo-zan, Ashikaga

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The Kintai Bridge in Suho Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

The Kintai Bridge in Suho Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Suspension Bridge at the Border Hida and Echizen Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Suspension Bridge at the Border Hida and Echizen Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Bridge at Fukui Echizen Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Bridge at Fukui Echizen Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Tempo-zan at the  Estuary of Aji River in Settsu Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Province

Tempo-zan at the Estuary of Aji River in Settsu Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)

Yatsu-hashi Bridge in Mikawa Province

Katsushika Hokusai Famous Bridges in Various Provinces

Yatsu-hashi Bridge in Mikawa Province

13,000yen~ (Excluding Tax)