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36 Views of Mount Fuji

Japanese artist Takashi Homma has taken a closer look at the iconic Mount Fuji, offering a selection of 36 prints in a book soberly entitled Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, published by independent publisher MACK.

Like a tribute to the work of the same name, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, by the painter and draughtsman Hokusai, known for his ukiyo-e of Mount Fuji made between 1831 and 1833, Takashi Homma offers, in his turn, thirty-six views of Mount Fuji, in Japan. Using the tools of his time as brushes, he turns his attention to this natural monument of his country.

© Takashi Homma, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (MACK, 2023). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

© Takashi Homma, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (MACK, 2023). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

© Takashi Homma, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (MACK, 2023). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

The artist evokes Japan’s traditions of representation and illustration while offering a haunting new encounter with his subject. Using pinhole cameras and digital technology, Takashi Homma creates ghostly images of Mount Fuji, in the south-west of Tokyo. The collaged views place him ambiguously in the landscape. With this new book, he is writing a subtle and essential new chapter in the history of Japanese visual culture.

© Takashi Homma, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (MACK, 2023). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

© Takashi Homma, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (MACK, 2023). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

© Takashi Homma, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (MACK, 2023). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

© Takashi Homma, from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (MACK, 2023). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (2023) by
Takashi Homma published by MACK Bilingual English / Japanese, 24 x 30cm, 80 pages, October 2023.

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