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Hokusai’s floating world

Identifier

003928

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

In these two beautiful picture from Katsushika Hokusai we can see that this world is a spiritual world.  Like the prophet Mohammed on his ‘horse’ and the other symbolic means of transport in which people travel round the spiritual world we can see that these travellers are indeed in a floating world.  The poem tells us that they are returning to ‘the pleasure quarter’, which was the place where spiritual experience was induced. 

A description of the experience

The source of the experience

Hokusai

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

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Grief
Humiliation

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Inherited genes

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