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Gokaikō Yokohama no zenzu

Title: Complete Picture of the Newly Opened Port of Yokohama
Artist: Sadahide (1807-ca. 1878)
Winter, 1859-60
Format: Woodblock print
Medium: Ink and color on paper
Dimensions: Eight sheets joined and folded: 69.5 x 191.1 cm (27 3/8 x 75 1/4 in.)
Source: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

A magnificent topographical view of the new town of Yokohama is presented by this large landscape map. Published within the year after Yokohama opened, the print represents an impressive technical achievement. Assembled from eight oversized sheets of paper, each separately printed in several colors,

[Adapted from Ann Yonemura, Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan]

MIT Visualizing Cultures image number: [Y0044]

Keywords: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Tokaidō, the Five Nations, United States, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Russia, ships, steamships, flags, maps, foreign settlement

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