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Boy Viewing Mount Fuji
1839

Katsushika Hokusai , (Japanese, 1760-1849)
Edo period

Ink and color on silk
H: 127.0 W: 69.2 cm
Japan

Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1898.110

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Mount Fuji may be the most widely recognized symbol of Japan. The mountain and its name carry many meanings that are conveyed in Japanese by writing "Fuji" with different characters, such as a pair meaning "peerless." The highest mountain in Japan, Fuji