Beach Fishing for Yellowtail in Tango Province from the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue (Products of Greater Japan)

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Beach Fishing for Yellowtail in Tango Province

from the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue

(Products of Greater Japan)

by Utagawa Hiroshige III, 1877

Camphor Manufacture in Hyuga Province from the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue (Products of Greater Japan)


IHL Cat. #1505

About This Print

One of 118 prints in the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue (Products of Greater Japan)issued in August 1877 to coincide with the opening of Japan’s first National Industrial Exposition (Naikoku Kangyō Hakurankai) held in Tokyo’s Ueno ParkIt depicts fishermen on a beach in Tango Province gathering a net with their catch of Yellowtail (amberjack or albacore tunabinnegamaguro). 

Also see print IHL Cat. #374 Catching Yellowtail in Tango Province.

Tango Province (丹後国Tango no Kuni) was an old province in the area that is today northern Kyoto Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan. Tango bordered on Tajima, Tamba, and Wakasa provinces.  At various times both Maizuru and Miyazu were the capital and chief town of the province.1

1 Wikipedia website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tango_Province

At least three variant printings (editions) were made of this series.  Each variant printing uses a different colored cartouche for the series' title, either red, green or rainbow-colored.  Different colored borders were also used and variances in the use of colors and shading are present in the three editions.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #1505
 Title or Description Beach Fishing for Yellowtail in Tango Province
 Dō (Tango no kuni) buri isoba no zu  同(丹後国)鰤磯場之図  
 Series
 Dai Nippon Bussan Zue 大日本物産図会 (Products of Greater Japan)
 Artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894)
 Signature
Andō Tokubei - artist's family name appearing in the bottom of the cartouche in the left margin (partially trimmed from this print)
Full cartouche reads 画工 大鋸町四番地 安藤徳兵エ [gakō Ōga machi yon banchi Andō Tokubei]

 Seal none
 Publication Date 1877 (Meiji 10) 
 Publisher
Ōkura Magobei 大倉孫兵衛 (Kin'eido; 1843-1921) [Marks: pub. ref. 627]
publisher's seal appears in right margin (partially trimmed from this print)
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - vertical centerfold; minor toning
 Genre nishiki-e; kaika-e
 Miscellaneous  
 Format chuban
 H x W Paper 
 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (17.1 x 23.8 cm)
 H x W Image
 6 3/8 x 9 1/16 in. (16.2 x 23 cm) 
 Literature 

 Collections This Print
The Kyushu University Museum Digital Archive
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