Plate 6
Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition
Lithographs by William Heine - 1856


The Perry Expedition:    General Information  :   Related Books/Pubs
The Lithographs:    Characteristics   :    Condition    :    Listing    :    Buying
Order On-line:    Lithograph Price List  :   Book Price List
ABE Book List:    BaxleyBooks Inventory on ABE
Special Interest Books/Art:
    ~ K. Ogawa - Color Collotypes and Books/Prints
    ~ T. Hasegawa - Color Woodblock Books
    ~ Shimbi Shoin - Art Reproduction Books
    ~ Tamamura/Takagi, Kobe - Color Collotype Books
    ~ Georges Bigot - Etchings & Art
    ~ Keisuke Serizawa - Calendar Folios & Art
    ~ Woodblock Printing - Process & Miscellaneous Books
    ~ Blackie the Photographer - Okinawa Photo Essay Books
Meiji Era - Japan Views & Images (Price Lists & Information):
    ~ Albumen Photos  :   Other Photos  :   Chromolithographs
    ~ Colored Albumen Photographs (from Brinkley Books)
    ~ Stereoviews  :   Kazumasa Ogawa Collotypes
    ~ CDV - K. Ogawa   :   CDV - Other   :   Cabinet Cards
    ~ Glass Slides, "Magic Lantern" - Hand Colored
    ~ Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita
PayPal Accepted:    Pay for Purchases with PayPal
Buying Books:    Our Book Buying Interests
BaxleyStamps:    Main Page  :   Ryukyu Stamps  :   Japan Stamps

  Frames Version   :   No Frames Version

Copyright - 1999-2017 - George C. Baxley
Copyright and Fair Use Policy is here.

Plate 6, Mia, the Roadside Chapel at Yoku-hama



Click here for full picture with margins

 
Characteristics of the Lithograph.

Lithograph Type: Tinted lithograph
Page Size: 14 1/2 x 19 3/4 in -- 26.5 x 50.2 cm
Image Area: 8 10/16 x 12 3/16 in -- 22 x 31 cm
Format: Lithograph tipped onto the page
Page thickness: Thick card stock.
Titling:
W. Heine del.
Litho of Sarony & Co, 117 Fulton St, New York
Mia or Road Side Chapel at Yokohama (No. 6)

 

Accompanying Text Page.


V.
Mia, or Road-side Chapel at Yokuhama.


AMONGST the duties of a pious Japanese, prayers and other daily devotions occupy an important place. Prayers are offered on all occasions, and in various manners. Beside large temples, one observes near the high-roads, in the outskirts of towns or of villages, and in quiet, secluded spots, "Mias" or chapels, in which the traveller or the pilgrim may offer his devotions.

The site of such a Mia is, in most cases, very picturesque, as the Japanese are very remarkable for their great love of the beauties of nature. They are erected either on the top of a crag, or on hills, or in a secluded little ravine; or if, like the one represented in the picture, situated in the open country, they are surrounded by fine old trees and flowering plants.

The Mia consists usually of a single room, entered by large folding doors, containing a shrined image of the god Buddha. To the right, near the entrance, under a shed, is a trough filled with water, in which persons wash their hands before they go to pray, as a symbol of the state of purity in which one should approach God.

The large wooden frame-work, through which the path to the Mia leads, is always seen near the main entrance to any place of-worship in Japan.

The Mia of Yokuhama is a common meeting-place for travellers, who find a grateful shade under the trees which surround these chapels.


Index

Plates 1~10
Graphic Scenes
of the Japan Expedition

 

    Return to the Main Page for Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition.

    Introduction (Text Only)

    Plate #1 - Portrait of Commodore Perry

    Plate #2 - Macao from Penha Hill

    Plate #3 - The Pagoda of Wampoa - Colored

    Available for Purchase - Folio Print on Bristol Board

    Plate #4 - Old China Street in Canton - Colored

    Plate #5 - Kung-twa at Lew-Chew

    Plate #6 - Mia, the Roadside Chapel at Yoku-hama

    Plate #7 - Temple of Ben-teng, in the Harbor at Simoda

    Plate #8 - Street and Bridge at Simoda

    Plate #9 - Temple of Ha-tshu-man-ya Tschu-ro, at Simoda

    Plate #10 - Grave-yard at Simoda, Dio Zenge

    Available for Purchase - Folio Print on Bristol Board

     

    Image Area: This is the measurements for the frame box that surrounds each image.
     
    Formats.

    • Type I - Lithograph printed on separate sheet which is tipped (affixed) to the page (book format) or bristol board (folio format). Titling to the lithograph is printed on the page/board.

    • Type II - Entire lithograph (including titling) is printed onto the page (book format) or bristol board (folio format).

We Are Buying the 1856-7 Perry Expedition Books and Lithographs.
If you have material to sell, please visit this page:
Buying.

George C. Baxley
PO Box 807
Alamogordo, NM 88311

575.437.8707 --  FAX  575.434.1571

Perry Expedition to Japan Books & Lithographs
BaxleyStamps.com  gbaxley@netmdc.com