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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)

Women on the beach at Futamigaura

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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
Women on the beach at Futamigaura
Woodblock print, signed Utamaro hitsu on each sheet, published by Wakasaya Yoichi
Vertical oban triptych: 15 3/8 x 10 ½ in. (39.1 x 26.7 cm.) each approx.
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A group of women have come to enjoy the sunrise from the beach at Futamigaura. Its special attraction are two sacred rocks in the sea called “Wedded Rocks” (Meoto Iwa) which are joined by a sacred rope (shimenawa) which acts as the division between the spiritual and earthly realms. The view of the sun rising over the two rocks on a fine summer morning is especially prized.
For another impression, see Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (11.14506-8).

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