KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

Echizen Fukui no hashi (Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province)

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
Echizen Fukui no hashi (Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province)
Woodblock print, from the series Shokoku meisho kiran (Remarkable views of bridges in various provinces), signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
Horizontal oban: 9 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. (25.1 x 37.8 cm.)

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Lot Essay

Travellers cross the Tsukumo bridge which was famous for having its southern half constructed of stone and its northern half of wood. With Fukui castle on the northern side, the logic was that the wood section could be easily destroyed to prevent an enemy's advance. In the distance of the far bank are sheets of drying hosho paper - a famous local product of Echizen.

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