Hiroshige II, Banshu Province, Landscape

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Hiroshige II Utagawa (1829-1869)
Title: 59. Maiko no Hama, Banshu Province
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Provinces
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Date: 1859
Dimensions: 23.6 x 34.9 cm
Condition: Slightly trimmed. Small hole on the left side of the print. Glue residue from previous mounting. 


Banshū (Harima) province was a southwestern part of present-day Hyōgo Prefecture in Honshū.
Enormous pine trees tower over the Maiko seashore (Maiko no hama). People freely wander around their roots protruding from the ground, occupying themselves with daily errands. Bokashi (gradation) applied in the background suggests the sun has already set, marking the end of another working day.

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Print Format Oban (Vertical)
Artist Name Hiroshige II Utagawa
Title 59. Maiko no Hama, Banshu Province
Subject Landscapes, Flowers & Botanical
Dimensions 23.6 x 34.9 cm
Series One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces
Publisher Uoya Eikichi