Hiroshige II: Oki Province
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Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869)
Men from the Oki Islands throwing torches into the sea from their ship at night - a Shintô ritual. In the background on the shore the Takibi (fire) shrine.
Title: Oki Takibi (The Takibi shrine in Oki province) – No. 43
Series: Shokoku rokujûhakkei (Sixty-eight Views of the Various Provinces)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Edo
Date: 1862, 2nd month
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Chûban, 22.7 x 16.5 cm (image)
Very nice impression and colours. Unbacked. Right margin trimmed a little, a small paper loss in top left corner. Paper slightly toned. Overall very good condition.