Kanbara: Ferry at the Fuji River - Twin Brushes

Kunisada and Hiroshige

Fujikawa Funawatari (Ferry at the Fuji River).
Lower inset by Kunisada: "Yadohiki". The inn waitresses at Kanbara are famous for their strong arm tactics to drag the travelers to their inn.

From the series "Sohitsu Goju-san Tsugi" (Twin Brushes Fifty-three Stations). A collaboration work by the two masters, Kunisada and Hiroshige. The landscapes of Tokaido in the upper inset by Hiroshige. The lower part of the print features large figures associated with each station by Kunisada I (Toyokuni III). They often represent a legend, kabuki scene, famous shops, temples, etc.


Condition: Print color saturation and overall condition is very good. Margins as shown. No tears or holes. Print is backed with Edo era paper.

Date: 1854

Engravers: Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take, 彫竹)

Publisher: Maruya Kyûshirô