Last additions - Shiga in Woodblock Prints 滋賀の木版
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Descending Geese at KatataJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Snow at Mt. HiraJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Night Rain at KarasakiJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Bell at Miidera TempleJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Returning Boats at YabaseJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Clearing Storm at Awazu. This area is pretty much gone, covered by roads. Very few Awazu pine trees remain.Jul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Glow at Seta. Today, you can see a modern version of Seta-no-Karahashi Bridge.Jul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Autumn Moon at IshiyamaJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Snow at Mt. HiraJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Descending Geese at KatataJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Night Rain at Karasaki. The print made the Karasaki pine tree at Karasaki Shrine famous.Jul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Bell at Miidera TempleJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Returning Boats at YabaseJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Clearing Storm at AwazuJul 20, 2011
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Here are two versions of Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景) by Hiroshige. The main complaint is that they center on Otsu in the southern half of Shiga. No scenes from northern Shiga. Autumn Moon at IshiyamaJul 20, 2011
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Glow at SetaJul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Otsu, 69th post town on the Nakasendo from Hiroshige's Kisokaido series. Hatcho-dori street and Lake Biwa in the distance.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Kusatsu Oiwake, Kusatsu is the 68th post town on the Nakasendo Road.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Moriyama, 67th post town on the Nakasendo) from Hiroshige's Kisokaido series. Tea houses in spring.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Musa (Omi-Hachiman), 66th of the 69 stations on the Nakasendo Road. A bridge of boats.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Echigawa (Aisho), the 65th post town on the Nakasendo. A bridge across Echigawa River. It was toll-free (Muchin-bashi). On the left across the river is Mt. Kannonji (Kinugake).Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Toriimoto (Hikone). The sixty-third of the sixty-nine stations or shukuba post towns on the Nakasendo Road.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Takamiya (Hikone). The sixty-fourth of the sixty-nine stations or shukuba post towns on the Nakasendo Road.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Bamba (Maibara). The 62nd station on the Nakasendo.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Samegai (Maibara). The 61st station on the Nakasendo. One of ten Nakasendo stations in Shiga.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Kashiwabara (Maibara). Depicts Kameya, a shop selling mugwort from Mt. Ibuki used for moxa. The shop is still there, the last surviving maker of moxa cautery in Kashiwabara, the 60th station on the Nakasendo.Jul 20, 2011
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Nakasendo Road: Imasu (Gifu, on the border with Shiga). Shows the border between Imasu and Kashiwabara. There is an inn on the Imasu side (left) and Kashiwabara side.Nemonogatari-no-Sato is where the prefectural boundary between Gifu and Shiga is located. The inns are no longer here, but guests at both inns used to talk to each other across the border before sleeping.Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: KusatsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka)Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: OtsuJul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Kusatsu. A rest house and servants are depicted. Kusatsu-juku was the 52nd station on the Tokaido Road (following Ishibe-juku) and the 68th station (following Moriyama-juku) on the Nakasendo Road.Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Ishibe (Konan). a teahouse which has been reconstructed in Ishibe.Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Tsuchiyama (Koka). People at the head of a daimyo procession are crossing a bridge over a river near Tamura Shrine during spring rains. Tsuchiyama-juku was the 49th of the 53 stations of the Tokaido Road.Jul 20, 2011
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Tokaido Road: Minakuchi (Koka). A summer scene of a few women drying gourd shavings to make kanpyo. Minakuchi-juku was the fiftieth of the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido Road.Jul 20, 2011
   
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