Thirty-Six New Views of Mount Fuji explores the gap between traditional Japanese culture and the careless consumerism of present-day society. The artist uses lithograph printing, offset printing, hand painting, and gold leaf applied by hand in his prints, drawing upon Hokusai's motifs as well as those of other Japanese and Western artists.
Peter MacMillan is a poet, print maker, and translator. He is from Ireland and has lived in Japan for more than twenty years. He holds an M.A. from University College Dublin, where he completed a Master’s degree in philosophy and Ph.D. in English literature. He has been a Visiting Fellow or Research Fellow at Princeton University, Columbia University, and Oxford University. He was was awarded the Donald Keene Special Prize for the best translation of a work of classical Japanese literature (Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature) in 2009 for his book One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, published by Columbia University Press in 2008.
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