'Yobuko, west coast, Japan'

No. 20 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title, with the date '7/68'. A country view towards an inlet from the sea, with a road in the foreground. To the left Japanese figures stand beside a wayside shrine with an elevated statue of a seated Budda. The people appear poor: the tattered short dress of one suggests a beggar, with another similar figure on the other side of the road, so they may be soliciting alms from passers-by. Yobuko is on the east side of a deep bay in northern Kyushu, inside Kabe island (much larger than any islands shown here) which lies across a strait to the north.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2070
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: July 1868
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 170 x 248 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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