Moon and Smoke (Enchû no tsuki)
Date: 2/1886 (Meiji 19)
Fires were a common occurrence in the crowded city of Edo, and the flames were known as Edo no hana, “Flowers of Edo.” The static fireman and his colleague next to him in the foreground grasp their standard, a matoi, which is made of paper, leather and wood. The fireman wears a heavy quilted jacket, which is soaked with water before he approached the flames. The smoke and flames have been given texture by splattering lime onto the paper. The splattering effect is different in every impression.
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Size: ôban 37.2 x 25 cm
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Sealed: Taiso; Engraver:Yamamoto
Inventory Number: YOT624