At Simoda [Shimoda], south coast of Japan

No. 41 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page 'At Simoda - Japan. S. Coast. 2/70'. Shimoda, now Shimoda City, is a coastal town on the eastern side of the peninsula which forms the western limit of the Sagami-nada Sea, south of Yokohama and Tokyo. Butt's view looks down from a hillside onto a scene of flat cultivation, though bare given this is a winter scene. The house or farm on the left also has a flat garden terrace levelled up by a retaining wall. Other houses lie beyond the fields below, beneath a distinctive and forested conical hill.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2091
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: Feb 1870
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 123 x 175 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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