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Yokoyama Taikan’s beloved teacher, Okakura Tenshin, died in 1923. After the death, Taikan grew closer to his fellow painters and they soon began to influence each other. Through such exchanges, they began experimenting with new ways of drawing and new motifs. Taikan created many highly original ink paintings, in particular, by skillfully using different shades of ink, and this is one example of such work. Using both ink and gofun (white pigment made from shells), he has captured a view of Mount Fuji with its snow-covered summit poking above the clouds. The Japanese title, Reiho Fuji, is a phrase suggesting that the unique, mystery-enshrouded peak was an object of worship.