Artist: Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950)
Title: Miho Cape
Publisher: Original pencil signature
Condition: Discolouration on left and right side and paper residue from previous mounting. Pinholes on top corners.
Dimensions: 40.6 x 27.2 cm
The bay of Miho in Shizuoka Prefecture is famed for its twisting seaside pines. The locale became the setting for a story that has permeated throughout Japanese folklore and literature, Hagoromo (The Feather Mantle). So lovely were Miho’s sandy shores and pines quivering in the ocean breeze, that an angel could not help herself from exploring the earthly paradise, almost to her own misfortune. The story is so tightly linked with the area that both are almost synonymous with one another. Hiroshi Yoshida captures a calm view right at the edge of the waves, focusing on the magnificent stature of Fuji from across the bay.