artist Katsushika Hokusai
Red Mt Fuji at Dawn, around 1830 by Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai who was by then in his 70s. Ukiyo-e artists were well known for their wood block prints during the Edo period (1600-1868). This stamp shows one of the '36 views of Mt Fuji', a series that shows Mt Fuji from different locations and in different seasons and weather. Mt Fuji is on the island of Honshu and last erupted in 1708.
for the letter V - volcano