Work of art by Hiroshige Utagawa
≪Whimsical Art from the Past － Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print －≫
“Shinano Sarashina Tagoto no Tsuki Kyodai-san”
Tangible Cultural Property [non-registered]
From Hiroshige’s Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces series, “The Moon Reflected in the Sarashina Rice Terraces, Mount Kyodai”.
The moon is depicted as reflecting in the surface of each rice paddies. Made towards the end of Hiroshige’s life (in 1850s), and exemplifying his skill and whimsical heart, this print helped make the Obasute Rice Terraces famous for “Tagoto no Tsuki” (Moon reflecting in the individual paddies).
(Location:Chikuma City History and Cultural Artifacts Center collection.)