Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan. Japanese Art, Ann Yonemura.

Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan.

Washington DC: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1990. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Near Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Bookplate from the Library of The Docent Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art with a stamp of the same name on the bottom of the titlepage. Following its opening to trade with America and Europe in 1859, foreigners from the five treaty nations the US, Great Britain, France, Russia, and the Netherlands filled Yokohama, transforming the rural fishing village into a bustling international port. These extraordinary, colorful woodblock prints capture the excitement the harbor, the foreign peoples, and the technological wonders (from sewing machines to locomotives) that were introduced into Japan. Yonemura explores the prints in the context of the historical events that propelled Japan into the modern age. Item #27431

Price: $65.00

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