1895 Print over 100 years old Kioto View from hills (also available unframed)

£65.95

3 in stock

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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.185.

Entitled – Kioto. View from the hills. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Kioto. – Twenty-seven miles from Osaka.

There is here a whole street called Manjujidori, entirely occupied by curio-dealers; and, generally speaking, the shops of Kioto are the most attractive in Japan.

Since the foundation of Tokio, Kioto has gradually declined in size and importance, though it was the residence of the Court until 1869.

The present city stands on the Kamogawa, which for the greater part of the year is a mere rivulet, meandering over a wide, pebbly course.

On the left bank of the river are the suburbs of Awata and Kyomidzu; and the town of Fushimi, to the south, may also be considered a suburb.

The names of the streets in Kioto are founded on a seemingly complicated reference to the points of the compass and to the lay of the land, which is slightly higher on the north than on the south.

The Mikado’s Palace is a large mass of queer-looking buildings, which cover an area of nearly 26 acres.

It is confined within a roofed wall of earth and plaster, commonly called the Mi Tsuiji, and has six gates.

The open space between the wall and the Palace itself was formerly covered with lesser buildings, in which the Kuge, or Court functionaries, resided.

It is now cleared, however, and is open to the public; in the south-east corner a great bazaar is held every spring.

It is utterly impossible to adequately describe this quaint, old-world city, with its grotesque palaces, Shinto shrines and temples, and pine-clad hills, above which rises the great peak of Atago-Yama, 2,900ft. high.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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