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HIKIFUDA. HIRANOYA SAKICHI, OSAKA. - [Shokoku Jokisen Shuppan ... Joku Konpira Shussenjo ... Gojoyado Hiranoya Sakichi].

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Osaka, Hiranoya Sakichi [c1860-70?]. Woodcut with red touches 32x11cm; printed on both sides. Old folds, very decent. ¶ The Sakaisuji hotel Hiranoya was a major stop in Osaka and starting point for tourists heading off across and around the Inland Sea, particularly the Konpira - god of merchant seamen - pilgrimage to Kotohira. All made possible by the latest technology as shown with this dashing paddle steamer flying the Hiranoya flag. Hiranoya Sakichi was presumably a part of the main Hiranoya family, a dynasty of Osaka money lenders and merchants which established a Sakaisuji branch in 1748. I have seen a few Hiranoya hikifuda of the Meiji period, all a lot more sophisticated than this. On the back is a fairly crudely printed route map.
AUD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 96.5 US$ 115.89 | £UK 83.5 | JP¥ 12676] Book number 10753

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