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1896 Print Fukushima Nakasendo Kisokaido Central Mountain Route Japan XGEB7

1896 Print Fukushima Nakasendo Kisokaido Central Mountain Route Japan XGEB7

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This is an original 1896 black and white halftone print of a waypoint on the the Nakasendo in Fukushima. The Nakasendo (Kisokaido) translates to "central mountain route" as it was one of two important routes from Kyoto to Edo (Tokyo) used in the Edo Period, the other being the Tokaido. However, while the Tokaido went along the Eastern coastline of the island Honshu, the Nakasendo traversed the Hida Mountains through central Honshu. Fukushima was one of the last stops along the way to Old Edo.


This 115+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 5 inches; 18 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present an incredibly rare collection, from perhaps the most unique and all-encompassing portfolio of Japanese mountaineering and exploration. Featured in the collection are panoramas of Umbrella Peak, Akaiishi San, Saddle Peak, Harinoki Pass, the Ryu-zanjita hot springs, and various other landscapes of Japan. The images were compiled by Walter Weston-- the ÒFatherÓ of Japanese mountaineering, who traveled in the late 19th century to the country as a missionary for EnglandÕs Church Missionary Society. Weston spent fifteen years in Japan, and began to mountain climb after discovering a strong love for the cultureÕs customs, traditions, and landscapes. In 1917, the Royal Geographical Society awarded Weston a grant for his Japanese studies. Weston was also an active member of the Japan Society of London, and the Alpine Club of Great Britain. The Japanese Alpine Club erected a monument in WestonÕs honor in the Japanese Alps in Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture. Immerse yourself in Japanese mountaineering, and delve into WestonÕs legacy by clicking on the link offered at the bottom of the condition paragraph.

Keywords specific to this image: Japanese Trail, Cross country, stream, bamboo, bridge, city, Tohoku Region, Fukushima Prefecture, Shinobu no Sato