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Bushū Yokohama hakkei no uchi: asaichi no yuki

Title: Eight Views of Yokohama in Bushū (Modern Musashi Province): Snow on the Morning Market
Artist: Yoshitora (fl. ca. 1850-80)
Format: Woodblock print
Medium: Ink and color on paper
Dimensions: 36.3 x24.3 cm (14 5/16 x9 7/16 in.)
Source: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

This charming winter scene, a rarity among Yokohama prints, portrays a street in the market where two Chinese merchants carry a container of food and a bottle; a man standing just behind them bears a large fish in a basket. The foreign residents, many of whom were accustomed to severe winters, consistently described Yokohama winters as mild. [Adapted from Ann Yonemura, Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan]

Visualizing Cultures image number: Y0123

Keywords: Chinese, Yokohama,

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