Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields

Comments - An exquisite Chikanobu triptych masterwork with several visitors enjoying a particularly special phenomenon - the full moon's reflection on the flooded rice fields of Sarashina. This famous view was also illustrated in the Edo era by Hiroshige. Two women relax at a tea stand at right, while the others point towards the beautiful view below, where an elderly man and a boy stroll along a pathway. At center right, a man wearing a Western hat climbs the steps to the stone memorial for the poet Basho, next to an enormous bolder called Obaishi or Granny Rock. A lovely, lyrical subject detailed with soft bokashi shading in the sky.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14" x 27 1/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Vertical folds.

Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Moon Viewing over Sarashina Rice Fields by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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