Gifu Nagaragawa Cormorant Fishing

by Hiyoshi Mamoru (active circa 1950s)

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Gifu Nagaragawa Cormorant Fishing by Hiyoshi Mamoru (active circa 1950s)

Original Hiyoshi Mamoru (active circa 1950s) Japanese Woodblock Print
Gifu Nagaragawa Cormorant Fishing

Comments - Great image of cormorant fishing on the Nagara River in Gifu City, a traditional method still in practice today. Bright fires in hanging baskets lure fish to the surface, then cormorants tied to strings are released. A band around their necks prevents the birds from swallowing any fish they catch, which the fishermen then collect. Other boats carry visitors to watch the fishing. A bold and colorful image of this traditional way of fishing. Published by Kyoto Hanga-in.

Artist - Hiyoshi Mamoru (active circa 1950s)

Image Size - 10 1/2" x 15 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Gifu Nagaragawa Cormorant Fishing by Hiyoshi Mamoru (active circa 1950s)
Gifu Nagaragawa Cormorant Fishing by Hiyoshi Mamoru (active circa 1950s)