Subject: The Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaidô Road # 19 - Kisokaidô rokujűku tsugi. Kamada Matahachi, the strong man using his great strength to prove he could lift the huge pillar of a Buddhist temple far enough to slip a straw sandal beneath it and then again to remove it. In a cartouche behind: a road amid hills with a band of mist. See: Robinson: S74.20.
Format: Oban tate-e: 14.25" x 9.75" approx
Publisher: Takeda - ya Takezo. Censor: Mera - Watanabe, Rat 7
Date: 1852 (Kaei 5) 7th month
Condition: Very slightly trimmed. Retains Japanese album backing paper. Minor marks and flaws. Generally fine state of preservation.
Colour: Very fine with rich oxidation of the orange pigment , fine mica application on the incense burner.
Impression: Very fine of 1st edition with gauffrage.