Moon and Smoke (Enchû no tsuki)
Date: 2/1886 (Meiji 19)
Troops of firemen were organized to fight the common conflagrations in Edo, and were considered heroes within their own localities. Unlike other fire prints, the firemen in this print are motionless. In contrast the smoke and flames are roaring and covering the sight of the moon. The static fireman and his colleague next to him in the foreground grasp their standard, a matoi, which made of paper, leather and wood. Series: 100 Views of the Moon.
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Size: ôban
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Sealed: Taiso; Engraver:Yamamoto
Inventory Number: YOT624