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Artist: Hiroshige I
Format: Oban yoko-e: 10" x 15"
Subject: The ferry at Rokugo, with bijin and travellers passing across the river towards the village at Kawazaki.
Condition: Good colors. Full size. Extensive overall wear. A heavy printers crease from Hiroshige's signature diagonally to top of print with paper separation the depth of top margin. Minor smudges, marks and soils. Fair state of preservation.
Impression: Very good impression.
Estimated Value: £800 - £1000
A ferry-boat crossing the river, and passengers waiting on the further bank in front of a cluster of houses; Fuji in the distance. Close to the further bank is a man on a raft.
Travellers crossing the river here by ferryboat may have felt they were being carried towards a different world. However, those returning to Edo looked forward to reentering the familiar homeland. This desolate area along the seashore is now an important industrial district of Japan.
The Great Tokaido Series: # 3 Kawazaki