• Low Tide at Susaki (<i>Susaki no shiohi</i> - 洲崎之汐干) from the series <i>Fashionable Eight Views of the Eastern Capital </i>(<i>Fūryū Tōto hakkei</i> - 風流東都八景)
Low Tide at Susaki (<i>Susaki no shiohi</i> - 洲崎之汐干) from the series <i>Fashionable Eight Views of the Eastern Capital </i>(<i>Fūryū Tōto hakkei</i> - 風流東都八景)
Low Tide at Susaki (<i>Susaki no shiohi</i> - 洲崎之汐干) from the series <i>Fashionable Eight Views of the Eastern Capital </i>(<i>Fūryū Tōto hakkei</i> - 風流東都八景)

Kikugawa Eizan (菊川英山) (artist 1787 – 1867)

Low Tide at Susaki (Susaki no shiohi - 洲崎之汐干) from the series Fashionable Eight Views of the Eastern Capital (Fūryū Tōto hakkei - 風流東都八景)

Print


ca 1824 – 1829

Signed: Eizan hitsu (英山筆)
Publisher: Yamadaya Shōbei
(Marks 585 - seal 01-070)
Seal: kiwame
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ritsumeikan University

In Puppets of Nostalgia by Jane Marie Law gives a generic description of the use of the term 'Susaki' in Japan on page 232:

"Susaki Island in Fukura Bay, which measures only a few hundred meters in length, forms a natural barrier between the quiet waters of Fukura harbor and the Pacific Ocean, and is now owned by the Fukura fishing collective. The place-name Susaki often used along the coasts is of Japan, as the term refers to small islands or stretches of land created by alluvial action or slow movements of tides in and out of bays."

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There are quite a few prints of Susaki by Hiroshige. One is entitled 'Low Tide at Susaki'. This spot was near Edo. One of them 'Autumn Moon at Susaki' is very close to the visually to the inset in this Eizan print.
Yamadaya Shōbei (山田屋庄兵衛) (publisher)
landscape prints (fūkeiga 風景画) (genre)
boshi-e (母子絵) (genre)