Plate: 37 x 22.9 cm (14 9/16 x 9 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Square white label affixed verso (reverse of Part C), bottom left with inscription in pencil: 27/Hiroshige I
[text and poems]
Meigetsu ya/Tagoto wo koe te/iku senri
The bright moon extending over the thousand-ri fields at Tagoto
Since the Heian period Ubasuteyama at Sarashina has been a noted place for moon-viewing. Saigyo and Matsuo Basho visited Sarashina on their long journeys through Japan. The rice terrace (tanada), an ideal spot for the moon's reflection, was introduced during the Edo period.
Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke