Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川歌麿)

Print: Mutsu Province (陸奥) from the series Fashionable Six Jewel Rivers (Fūryū Mu Tamagawa - 風流六玉川)

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Dates: circa 1804,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Utamaro hitsu (哥麿筆)
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei (Marks 180)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Pushkin Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Public Domain Museum of Art; Honolulu Museum of Art; Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Ōmi Province; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 5 of the 6 sheets in great conditon;

Physical description:

This print is one of six, all of which can be placed side-by-side to form a single composition. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a full set representing Yamashiro, Ōmi, Settsu, Musashi, Mutsu and Kii provinces. (See related links above to view these prints.)


"The Jewel Rivers first appeared as a verse theme in the eighth-century Manyoshii."

Quote from Sebastian Izzard.