Kiyochika: Sunrise with Riksha

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Sunrise with Riksha
Date: 1879

Sunrise at Hyappongui at Ryogoku in Tokyo (Toto Ryogoku Hyapongui akatsuki no zu). A riksha driver still has a lit lantern hanging from his rig as he ferries a passenger (perhaps home?) along the Sumida River. What looks like a night watchman in the distance stands and watches the sunrise. A single light is visible along the far shore.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Fukada Kumajirô
Literature: See Honolulu, Chazen, Harvard for examples.
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika