A black-and-white photograph with subsequent hand colouring showing the island of Miyajima 宮島 as seen from the sea or the main island of Honshū. In 1168, the head of the most powerful Taira clan at the time, Taira no Kiyomori 平清盛, had an entire complex of buildings built in the style of shinden zukuri 寝殿造, a typically Japanese noble architecture of the Heian period that appears to float on the sea at low tide. Kiyomori had a strong interest in trade with the Song Dynasty and had even more plans for the area, especially in the sea between the Japanese islands where ships came and went from the mainland.
Manufacturing technique: coloured print
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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