"Thirty-Six New Views of Mount Fuji"
ANA InterContinental Tokyo
12 Aug - 5 Nov 2014
Exhibition on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
Meet the Artist
24 Oct 6:30pm - 8pm 3rd Floor Mezzanine
MacMillan (artistic name "Seisai") takes his inspiration from Katsushika Hokusai's Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, a series of Ukiyo-e color woodblock prints that depict the sacred, culturally important Mount Fuji from thirty-six different perspectives. By comparing the often humorous and witty disparities between the original and the recomposed images, the artist invites viewers to engage aesthetically and intellectually with various aspects of contemporary Japanese culture. Many of the images are amusing and incorporate elements of play (asobi) a feature indispensable to traditional Japanese art.
Peter MacMillan has lived in Tokyo for the past 25 years and is a prize winning artist, translator, scholar and poet. In addition to teaching at Kyorin University and The University of Tokyo, he serves as a Councilor of the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan.