Gathering Rock Mushrooms at Kumano, Kishu Province, 1859 - Fascinating scene of workers suspending in baskets high over a gorge, gathering iwatake or rock mushrooms from the sides of the rocky cliffs, a delicacy used in cooking. One man stretches up his hand to pluck the fungus, a smaller basket nearby to hold the harvest. His fearless companion smiles and chats happily. The ropes are tied to trees overhanging the deep valley, with a river rushing down below. An intriguing subject with a handsome composition and attractive color.
Artist - Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper and remargined. A few creases, pencil on reverse. Please see photos for details.
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