Double Sword Stone at Bōnoura Beach, Satsuma Province, 1856, 3rd month

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Located in southwest Kyñshñ, the southern most of the Japan's four main islands, Bønoura Beach faces the East China Sea. Towering rock formations, named "double sword stones," are a popular destination among visitors to the area. In the foreground, Hiroshige depicts a small boat approaching the rocks with two tourists on board. Seated beneath a parasol, they gazed admiringly up at the fantastic sight. Although Hiroshige exaggerated the rocks a bit, he well represented the scenic beauty of the area.

Double Sword Stone at Bōnoura Beach, Satsuma Province
Artist Life
1797 - 1858
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