Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Bingo. Kwannon Temple of Abumon’, 1853, Ronin Gallery

Seals: Date, Aratame (censor seal), Horitake (engraver) and publisher

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Koshihei

Pine tree grow haphazardly from the enormous rock outcrop into the sea. At its tip, a stilted structure overlooks the grey-blue water, its height emphasized by the minature boats below. At the very top of the scene, the moon shines against the quickly falling night, casting clouds and mountain tops into darkness.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

Japanese, 1797-1858, Edo (modern Tokyo), Japan, based in Edo (present day Tokyo), Japan