Sacred Bridge at Nikko


Hand coloured albumen print
(Not attributed)
Circa 1880

D. 21,6 × 27,4 cm

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The sacred Shinkyō Bridge crosses the Daiya River and gives access to the shrines and temples of Nikkō. This bright vermilion lacquered bridge represents a transition between the profane and the sacred world. In the Edo period (1603 – 1868), only the shogun was allowed to use it.

Condition report: Fairly good condition, rim marked with several small tears and an old fold in the lower left corner.