Yoshida Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, c 1690.

Van der Gucht, Gerard

Yoshida Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, c 1690.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Engraving by G van der Gucht from 'The History of Japan' (1727) by Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716). Kaempfer was a German physician who worked at the Dutch trading post in Japan between 1690 and 1692, and his book records many aspects of that country during the Genroku period (1688-1704). As a consequence of the book's publication being prepared by someone who never visited the country, the caption incorrectly aserts that the image represents the Tensho Daijin shrine at Ise.

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