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Morning after the Snow at Koishikawa in Edo  1832

by Katsushika Hokusai

From a teahouse balcony, a waitress points out Fuji to a group of visitors. The rectangular porch in which they are enclosed functions as a "picture within a picture," a smaller, isolated composition that can stand on its own but that usually adds something critical to the viewer's experience of the work. In this print, the isolated scene of colorful figures grabs our atte...
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Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art