Setting Sail from a Port in California in America
Utagawa Sadahide, Japanese, c. 1807 - 1873. Published by Etsu Ka(?). Engraved by Asai Chōjirō (Asachō)(?).
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An imaginary rather than topographical view of the California coast, this print indicates Japan's awareness of what was at the time America's westernmost state; the first Japanese embassy to the United States landed at San Francisco in March of 1860.