Karia [Kariya], west coast of Japan

No. 28 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, 'Karia. Japan. West Coast' and 'Karia' in watercolour in the lower right corner of the drawing. The drawing shows a country scene at the bend or possibly junction of a stream, which has a path running alongside a raised stone levee that bears a small house under trees. High wooded ground rises behind with fields to the right, with a small torii standing on their edge. A woman in a kimono, with a formal headdress, appears to be walking by the stream. To the right a bare-footed field worker in a short blue tunic and wide Japanese hat carries two buckets hanging from a pole across his right shoulder. Kariya lies on the west coast of Kyushu in the north-eastern corner of Kariya Bay under the promontory of Takaiwa Hana, which closes the bay to the north opposite Kyodomari on the western side.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2078
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: 1868
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 173 x 242 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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