Arts and Designs of Japan
November Selection November 2018

Artist Hiroshige
Title Fukagawa lumberyards
Series 100 Famous Views of Edo
Date 8/1856
Publisher Uoya Eikichi
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14 1/4")
Comment Fine early impression, very thin backing
The vast amount of lumber needed to build and repair the world's largest wooden city was kept in the Eastern part of the city in an area called Kiba (wood place). It was transported to other parts of the city as rafts poled through the system of canals by skilled loggers, two of whom are seen here.
Price $6500.
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