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Picture 28
View from Honganji Temple at Asakusa
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Asakusa was the most populous district in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) in Hokusai’s time. The Asakusa Honganji Temple, built in 1657 belonged to a branch of Kyoto Higashi Honganji, the headquarters of Buddhism’s Eastern School of the Pure Land (Jödo) sect.

On the image only the triangle of the roof’s pediment is visible. Looking down, one can observe the sea of roofs of smaller houses, over which decorative clouds float. Mount Fuji, above them, repeats the roof’s shape.

View from Hongan-ji Temple at Asakusa Hokusai 36 Views of Mount Fuji stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Antigia Barbuda 1999

Antigua & Barbuda 1999

 

View from Hongan-ji Temple at Asakusa Hokusai 36 Views of Mount Fuji stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Uganda 1999

Uganda 1999

 

View from Hongan-ji Temple at Asakusa Hokusai 36 Views of Mount Fuji stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Japan 2011 Philanippon

Japan 2011
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Phila Nippon 2011".

 

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