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210122-0027-OS - Gathering Haze Wax Nuts


Fukushima Meiji 1870s Utagawa Hiroshige III

Woodblock print of farmers gathering haze wax nuts in Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture. The wax is used to make Japanese candles.

Original title: Gathering haze wax nuts in Aizu, Iwashiro Province (岩代國會津蠟實採ノ図) from the series Products of Greater Japan (大日本物産圖會, Dai Nippon Bussan Zue) by Utagawa Hiroshige III (三代目 歌川広重, 1842?-1894). Published in Tokyo by Okura Magobei (大倉孫兵衛) in 1877 (Meiji 10).

The series was published just before the opening of the First National Industrial Exposition (第1回内国勧業博覧会) in Tokyo’s Ueno Park on August 21, 1877.

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