Re: Help reading kanji on woodblock


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Posted by Plasmo (176.198.181.137) on January 18, 2019 at 23:51:23:

In Reply to: Re: Help reading kanji on woodblock posted by Alec W. on January 18, 2019 at 14:10:46:

The last squiggle is 之 meaning "this", here written in Chinese word order and referring to the woodblock in question.

The name to the right is 霞峰先生圖 "made by teacher Kahô".

Most likely, Hiroshige copied the work of an artist going by the name of Kahô, whom he gives credit to. As we are dealing here with a depiction of a place, e.g. a city, we can speculate that Hiroshige never went to that place himself, but simply copied the work of someone else who had been there.


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