Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Autumn Moon over Tama River - Edo Kinko Hakkei
Date: Originally in 1837-38, this is a re-carved edition in ca. 1940-50.
Description: "Edo Kinko Hakkei no Uchi" (Eight Scenic Views around Edo)"Tamagawa Shugetsu" Autumn moon over Tamagawa river. This design has been considered one of Hiroshige's master pieses. The original edition had 3-4 "kyoka" (humorous and often satirical poems of 31 syllables) related to the scenery printed. Unlike the most of the later editions which had no poems or some poems had been altered, this edition has all the poems. The complete set of eight prints are rare.