Kitao Masayoshi / Kuwagata Keisai (1764–1824)
Picture of Famous Places in Japan (Nihon meisho no e)
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1805
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Gift of James A. Michener, 1991
Possibly inspired by Utagawa Toyoharu’s The Eight Views of Ōmi , on display nearby, this print by Kitao Masayoshi (1764–1824) expands upon the theme of "famous places" (meisho), indicating numerous landmarks on a map of the entire Japanese archipelago.
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