Tokyo Vehicle Traffic, 1870

by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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Tokyo Vehicle Traffic, 1870 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tokyo Vehicle Traffic, 1870

Comments - Fantastic image depicting vehicles seen in Tokyo in 1870. The contraption at upper left appears to be an early steam-driven form of car driven by foreigners, with one man in front using a crank to steer the front wheels, while another tends a lever attached to the engine. Just below, a Western couple ride in a carriage pulled by a team of horses, the driver raising his whip as the animals trot along. At bottom center, a woman rides in a rickshaw, and at top center, soldiers move a cannon through the street. A fascinating look at modern transportation in Tokyo during the Meiji era. A great subject for a student of history.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 19 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Small loss at corner, a few wormholes, repaired. Slight creasing, a few small marks. Please see photos for details.

Tokyo Vehicle Traffic, 1870 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Tokyo Vehicle Traffic, 1870 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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