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Yokohama taisō saiken no zu

Title: A Detailed Picture of the Great Harbor of Yokohama
Artist: Sadahide (1807-ca. 1878)
Format: Woodblock print
Medium: Ink and color on paper
Dimensions: hexatych: 71 x74 cm (27 15/16 x29 3/16 in.)
Source: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Description: A portrayal of the Japanese settlement of Yokohama, this large image comprising two rows of three #333; prints encompasses the scenic grounds of the Benten Shrine to the left and the Miyozaki entertainment district to the lower right. Hovering in the upper register, as if floating in the sky, are the Japanese junks and Western steam and sailing vessels in the harbor. [Adapted from Ann Yonemura, Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan]

Visualizing Cultures image number: Y0055

Keywords: Yokohama, ships, Benten Shrine, Miyozaki, Japanese district, steamships, flags, entertainment district

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