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View of the Miyato River

Size: 26.5cm by 38.5cm (10.43 in by 15.16 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Era: Taisho | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 12,000$ 96.00£ 86.50€ 99.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print depicts two men wearing woven hats using what seems to be bamboo nets to catch freshwater eels. They are fishing in chest-high water near Miyatogawa, a name given to a section of the Sumida River north of the Azuma Bridge in old Edo.

It is interesting how Kuniyoshi gives great value to the fishing activity and makes it the subject of the print by putting the fishermen in the foreground and in the center. Also, the delicate lines and the effective use of gradations create a tasteful atmosphere.

This print was published in 1915 by Sakai Koko-do which is the oldest Ukiyo-e specialty store in Japan founded in 1870.

This print is toned overall and has some slight creases. Also, the bottom left corner is slightly chipped and the bottom right corner has a small slit.

It comes with a description sheet in Japanese.

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