'Miyajima in Falling Snow'

This woodblock print depicts the 'Torii Gate at Miyajima Shrine', a strikingly beautiful serene snow print with great color. The gate is on Itsukushima Island, also known as Miyajima Island; a small island in Hiroshima Bay, in western Japan.  This giant Torii Gate dwarfs the ferryman and his passengers in a boat nearby.  It marks the entrance to the Itsukushima or Miyajima Shrine, and is considered one of the best views in Japan, along with the Pine-clad islands of Matsushima and the Sandbar of Amanohashidate. This print was first introduced in 1934.  This is a later edition, c1940s. The print measures 10" x 14.5", and the frame measures 14" x 20".  It is matted in a black mat, and a black frame. It is in excellent original condition.       P21612     $425.00

Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) 'Miyajima in Falling Snow'