Kiyochika: Cherry Blossoms on the Sumida Bank (Tokyo Sumidadote no sakura)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Cherry Blossoms on the Sumida Bank (Tokyo Sumidadote no sakura)
Series: One Hundred Views of Musashi Province (Musashi hyakkei no uchi)
Date: 1884 (Meiji 17)
A young woman waves to her companions who are perhaps on a boat enjoying the river on a beautiful spring day. The view of the gentleman wearing a straw boater is especially appealing. This series is very reminiscent of Hiroshige’s “100 Famous Views of Edo”.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Seal: Carver: fuji
Signature: Shinsei Rô Kiyochika with his seal Shin?