Color woodblock print
Overall: 24.2 x 35.3 cm (9 1/2 x 13 7/8 in.)
The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.327
This impression of Hokusai's print has a fold along its center, indicating that it may have once been placed in an album of the book format.
This print by Katsushika Hokusai is inscribed with a melancholy poem by Minamoto no Muneyuki (died 939) on the upper right.
In the mountain village,
it is in winter that my loneliness
when I think how both have dried up,
the grasses and people’s visits.
The mood of the hunters, however, contrasts with the poem. They appear to be merrily recounting stories of their hunting success while warming their hands around a roaring blaze. A long day in the winter cold has not dampened their spirits. With the bonfire, their straw winter gear, and the shelter of the hut at the right, they will enjoy both warmth and companionship this winter’s night.
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