Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重) (artist 1797 – 1858)
The Seacoast at Kubota in Awa Province (Bōshū Kubota no kaigan - 房洲保田ノ海岸) from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjūrokkei - 富士三十六景)
9.625 in x 14 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Hiroshige ga (広重画)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
(Marks 556 - seal 03-004)
Date seal: 4/1858
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - titled: 'Bōshū Hota no kaigan'
British Museum - titled: 'Boshu Yasuda no kaigan'
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Harvard Art Museums
Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej Manggha, Krakow
Yamanashi Prefecture Museum
Funabashi City Library
National Diet Library
Adachi Museum of Art
Chazen Museum of Art
Norton Simon Museum
Museum of Oriental Art, Venice (via Ritsumeikan University)
Allentown Museum of Art
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford - ascribed to Hiroshige II
Honolulu Museum of Art
The Yamanashi Prefectural Museum site notes, in a Google translation to English, that: "… Hota Minato, which faces the Uraga Suido, was the base of Awa Province, which produces the annual tribute rice of the Shogunate, and the fishing industry was also thriving. This figure shows Mt. Fuji from the coast near Hongo Village, where Minato Yasuda is located, and Motomei Village, which is next to the north. The cape on the far right is Myogane Cape at the foot of Mt. Nokogiri."
We have added a Google map view showing the direction from this scene toward Mt. Fuji to the West Northwest.
This print is sometime called 'The Hoda Coast in Awa Province'. That is how it is listed at the Chazen Museum of Art. Mostly it is referred to as 'Hota'.
1) In color in a full page reproduction in Japanese Prints by Catherine David, 2010, Éditions Place des Victoires, p.73.
2) In a small black and white reproduction in The Edward Burr van Vleck Collection of Japanese Prints, p. 110.
3) 広重展：生誕200年記念 (Hiroshige Ten: Seitan 200 Nen Kinen, 1996, #108, p. 60.
Tsutaya Kichizō (蔦屋吉蔵) (publisher)
landscape prints (sansui ga - 山水画) (genre)
Mount Fuji (富士山) (genre)