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.184.
Entitled – Nagasaki. Panoramic View of the City.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Nagasaki. – This port is at the south end of Japan, on Kiusiu Island, and is two days’ steam from Shanghai, or about four days’ from Tien-tsin.
The harbour resembles a picturesque Norwegian fjord, especially resembling that of Christiania, being land-locked and surrounded by wooded hills, which were formerly covered with pine, palm, bamboo, and pomegranate trees; most of these, however, have been cut down in recent years.
The native town stretches for about two miles to the north of the foreign settlement, which occupies the flat land on the east side of the harbour, and has a water frontage of from 700yds. to 800yds.
On the beautiful hills behind the settlement are the private residences of most of the merchants.
The principal Shinto temple at Nagasaki is that of O-Sawa, which is known to foreigners as the Bronze Horse Temple, on account of a votive offering of a bronze horse which stands in the courtyard.
From the garden attached to this temple one obtains a beautiful view of the picturesque city; and in the temple itself is begun the great Suwa-no-Matsuri festival, which lasts three days.
A still more remarkable fete is the Bon Matsuri, or Festival of the Dead, which is celebrated in the city from the 13th to the 16th of August.
At this time the graveyards are lit up with lanterns, and the relations of the dead resort thither to perform their devotions.
As all the hills about the city are covered with cemeteries, the spectacle is certainly a weirdly impressive one.
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