Hiroshige: The Hotohoto festivities
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
A group of disguised women during the Hotohoto festivities, walking under high trees in the January mist near Izumo shrine.
Title: Izumo, Taisha, Hotohoto no zu (Izumo Province, Grand Shrine, the Hotohoto Festival)
Series: Rokujû-yoshû meisho-zue (Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces)
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu
Block cutter: Hori Sennosuke (Sugawa Sennosuke)
Publisher: Koshimura-ya Heisuke (Koshi-hei), Edo
Date: 1853, 12th month
Size: Vertical Ôban, 34,2 x 22,5 cm (image)
Good impression of a later edition, in fresh colours. Full margins, old backing, along right margin a number of small pinholes; staining in laft and upper margins.Overall good condition.
Suzuki/Ôkubo, No. 42; Jansen, No. 42. For a similar impression and colour state compare Waseda 201-3677, MFA Boston, 11.16864 and Chazen Museum of Art, No. 1984.671