Item from the Mokuhankan Flea Market

Boat Hull Cleaning

Size: 23.0cm by 31.0cm (9.06 in by 12.20 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Katsushika Hokusai

Era: Early Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 6,000$ 57.00£ 42.50€ 47.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: In this woodblock print is the image of a small seaside village, where fishermen are busily working.  You can see two men lighting a fire under an upturned boat. This is done to burn off clinging barnacles and prevent the wood from rotting.

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