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Tsukuba Mountain Seen from Sakura River at Hitachi from the series Views of the Famous Sights of Japan

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Tsukuba Mountain Seen from Sakura River at Hitachi

 No. 20 from the series

Views of the Famous Sights of Japan

by Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1897

IHL Cat. #517
Lake Chuzenji from the series Views of the Famous Sights of Japan

About This Print

Number 20 of twenty-eight prints from the series Views of the Famous Sights of Japan (Nihon meishō xue) issued by the publisher Matsuki Heikichi in 1896 and 1897.  (For additional information on this series see the article Views of the Famous Sights of Japan.)

Kiyochika gives us a view of the double peaks of Tsukuba-san on a wind-swept day.  The figures are leaning into the wind as they attend to their tasks and the tree attests to the force of the wind.

Tsukuba Mountain

Source: wikipedia website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tsukuba
Mount Tsukuba (筑波山 Tsukuba-san) is an 877 m (2,877 ft) mountain located near Tsukuba, Japan. It is one of the most famous mountains in Japan, particularly well-known for its double peaks, Nyotai-san 877 m (2,877 ft) and Nantai-san 871 m (2,858 ft).

                                    Jizo bridge, Sakura River, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #517
 Title or Description Tsukuba Mountain Seen from Sakura River at Hitachi (No. 20)
 Hitachi Sakuragawa yori Tsukubasan o nozomu 常陸桜川より筑波山を臨む
 Series Views of the Famous Sights of Japan
 Nihon meishō
 zue 日本名勝図会
 Artist Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915)
 Signature Kiyochika
 Seal red rectangular unread artist's seal
 Publication Date March 1897 (Meiji 30)
 Publisher Matsuki Heikichi [proprietor of Daikokuya Heikichi] with Daihei seal
 松木平吉 大平
 [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 029]
 Impression excellent
 Colors good
 Condition fair - full size; unbacked; repaired tear center of right margin slightly into image; overall toning and wrinkling
 Genre ukiyo-e; meisho-e
 Miscellaneous Number 20 in the series as marked in lower left margin.
 Format vertical oban
 H x W Paper 
 14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (36.5 x 24.8 cm) 
 H x W Image
 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (33.7 x 21.6 cm)
 Literature 
 
 Collections This Print
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.71.100.69; National Diet Library 寄別1-9-2-5

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