100 Views of Edo # 49 by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)
Woodblock Prints Title: 100 Views of Edo # 49 - Fûdo Falls, Ôji
1st Publication: September 1857
Size: 8-3/4 x 13-1/2 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: September 1857, 1st Edition
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Condition: Yellow Color faded. Upper left and lower right corners repaired. A couple of cracks in the print by the lower section of the print, as seen on the last picture, and a small one on the upper left side. Very mild toning. Fair to Good overall condition
Notes: This print is one of the very highly desirable print of the series.
More about this print: In the rainy summer months, the Otonashi River plunged from a projecting bluff of the Musashi Plain in dozens of small cascades. Some of these came to be singled out as the "Seven Falls of Ōji," with the Fūdo Falls as the best known of the seven for its religious, curative, and scenic allure.
The two bathing men partake of the spring's healing powers. One man gingerly tests the water, while another at shoreside reaches for a cup of hot tea from an old woman.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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