Wild Horse Capture in Iwaki Province from the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue (Products of Greater Japan)

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Wild Horse Capture in Iwaki Province

from the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue

(Products of Greater Japan)

by Utagawa Hiroshige III, 1877

Burdock Harvest in Iyo Province from the series Dai Nippon Bussan Zue (Products of Greater Japan)

IHL Cat. #368

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 Park. Feral horses are rounded up in Japan's northern wilderness on the Shimokita Peninsula (northern tip of Honshu).

Iwaki Province (石城国 Iwaki-no kuni) was an old province in the area that is today Fukushima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture.1

1 Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwaki_Province_%28718%29

Scroll Inscription

Source: National Museum of Japanese History http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/up-cgi/getdocrd.pl?tn=1558&ti=0&h=./history/w11288752628_28652&ch=2&p=param/nisikie/db_param&o=1551&k=50&l=&sf=0&so=

Notes:
備考]中判 横 錦絵   画工:歌川広重3 安藤徳兵衛 大鋸町四番地  版元:大倉孫兵衛 日本橋通一丁目十九番地   主題内容:産業・技術 物産絵  磐城 相馬 三春  人名その他:野馬 牧 牧士 桜  

Scroll:
馬は当国相馬三春の諸町に牧場ありて産ず 春秋両度馬とりあり 狩の十日も前より追寄にかゝり 三四日以前よりは人歩は八百人も出 堤の上に立て声をかけ る 原中に牧士野馬を追立漸々狭き野へ追詰追巡し 大勢かゝりにておひ伏せ わら轡をかけ首より尾へ太縄をかけて引出す この時近在より見物群集す

Multiple Editions (Variant Printings)

At least three variant printings (editions) were made of this series.  Each variant printing uses a different colored cartouche containing 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
 #368
 Title or Description Wild Horse Capture in Iwaki Province 磐城国野馬捕之図
 Series
 Dai Nippon Bussan Zue 大日本物産図会 (Products of Greater Japan)
 Artist  Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894)
 Signature no signature visible
 Seal  none
 Publication Date 1877 (Meiji 10)
 Publisher Ōkura Magobei 大倉孫兵衛 (Kin'eido; 1843-1921) [Marks: pub. ref. 627]
 Impression good
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - vertical centerfold
 Genre nishiki-e; kaika-e
 Miscellaneous 
 Format chuban
 H x W Paper
 6 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (17.5 x 23.8 cm)
 H x W Image
 6 3/8 x 9 in. (16.2 x 22.9 cm)
 Literature

 Collections This Print
 Hagi Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum Urakami system: U02986; National Museum of Japanese History H-22-1-30-7-34
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