A willowtree by the gateway of Shimabara

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A willowtree by the gateway of Shimabara
Woodblock print by Utatgawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) (reprint) - 'The Willow Tree at the Gate of the Shimabara Pleasure Quarrter' - From the series "Famous places of Kyoto" - Japan - ca. 1960

Woodblock print by Utatgawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) (reprint) - 'The Willow Tree at the Gate of the Shimabara Pleasure Quarrter' - From the series "Famous places of Kyoto" - Japan - ca. 1960

Mount Atago is seen far away veiled in mist with a wan crescent moon at dawn in the sky. The voices of merry-making men are heard through the entrance to the licensed quarter. A drunkard comes out helped by public women. Though gay and florid, there is something of pathos. At present the building is cultural properties and a tall willowtree and piled rainwater barrels by the gate are but the shadows of what they were in the old days.

Condition is very good. Only a little round scratch left above the roof. See the picture. (Picture nr 7)

This reprint is from around 1960. Sold by Uchida art co ltd, Kyoto Japan

Never been framed. And comes on it's own.
Can be sold with passe-partout and black aluminium frame for 35 euro extra on top of your bid.

Size : 23 x 16,7 cm wthin the black line
Size full margin : 26,5 x 19,5 cm

Bright colours, perfect sharp printlines.

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