Edo prints

  Design: Shōtei Hokuju (17631824)  
  Title: View of Nihonbashi bridge  
  Series title: The Eastern capital  
  Size: 24.8 x 38.5 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hokuju View of Nihonbashi bridge


Originally published in the 1820s by Nishimuraya Yohachi (firm name Eijudō). This edition from newly carved blocks was published by Adachi.

The view in this print of Edo is to the east, showing turrets of Edo castle in the mid-distance and Mount Fuji in the far distance.

Green publisher seal on verso of the print:

Adachi seal

in which the katakana read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
chi   Adachi

Artist’s signature in right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
hoku north  
ju longevity Picture by
ga picture Hokuju

Series and print title in the upper right area of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
to capital The Eastern capital
nichi sun  
hon original  
hashi bridge  
kei view View of Nihonbashi bridge

Eiju han seal, see Marks (2011, p. 67, seal number 23-016), of the original publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi in bottom left print area.


Provenance: Fuji Arts

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