One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: 100, Nihon Embankment Yoshiwara
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One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: 100, Nihon Embankment Yoshiwara, 1857
Ink on Paper
13 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (33.97 cm x 22.54 cm)
Signed Hiroshige ga. Publisher' seal (Uoya Eikichi); censer's seal (Aratame), and date seal (1857).
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print; oban tat-e.
Ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print of a night scene with a flock of geese flying in front of a half moon, and figures crossing the embankment between vender's stalls.
"A half-moon lights up the causeway leading to the Yoshiwara across the rush-swamps, yellow booths at each side and crowds passing. Roofs appear in the distance through the grey and purple mists in the deepening shadows of nightfall; flight of geese across the sky and moon. A very fine moonlight effect.” (Source: Basil Stewart, p.175)
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