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

Identifier: 1804c Utamaro mutsu
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.)

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

Quote from Sebastian Izzard.

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