These three decorations are largely inspired by the prints of the famous series "Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji" made by the renowned Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) who revolutionized the painting of the time.
Meaning of the motives
In these prints, Mount Fuji sacred mountain, highest point of Japan, is represented from every angle, at any time of day and night, in all seasons and all weathers, in close-up or as a distant detail but always present, a pretext to describe the beauty of nature and its relationship with man. On Mount Fuji and Dragon pen, the volcano remains impressive facing the rising dragon amid curls of smoke, reminding the danger of possible eruptions.
On Mount Fuji and Fisherman, the man on his boat looks small compared to the majestic beauty of the mythical mountain. On Mount Fuji and Wave, the mountain seems far away between the huge waves that have made Hokusai famous, but illuminated by the bright orange reflections of dawn or dusk, it does keep an undeniable presence.
It is said that for Debussy, this print was his greatest source of inspiration to compose La Mer.
This is the technique Hira Maki-e, which consists of sprinkling gold or silver powder on the pattern and then fixing it with new layers of polished lacquer. After drying, the pattern appears by polishing with charcoal.
Introduction year: 2003
If the pen is not in stock, the leadtime can vary from a week to several months.