A postcard from Ashikaga, a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, about 70 km southeast of the well-visited tourist resort of Nikkō. This region was home to the Ashikaga clan who founded Japan’s oldest academic institution in the Heian period, a school for teaching Confucianism and Chinese medicine.
Workshop / factory / publisher: HEIWADO, Kanda, Tokyo
Manufacturing technique: black-and-white print
Inscription: 足利市名所 行道山 （足利岩下書店発行） Ashikaga-shi meisho Gyōdōsan, Ashikaga Iwashita shoten hakkō (Znamenitosti v mestu Ashikaga: Gyōdōsan, izdala knjigarna Ashikaga Iwashita)
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin (from year 1950)| Thea Schreiber Gammelin (from year 1950 to year 1957)| Celje Regional Museum (from year 1957)
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
Press releases: Shigemori Bučar, Chikako. “Alma M. Karlin’s Visits to Temples and Shrines in Japan". Poligrafi 93/94, volume 24 (2019).
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