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Waves at Matsushima

Matsushima in the Rain Futago Island, Matsushima

Zaimoku Island, Matsushima Matsushima in the Moonlight Godaidō, Matsushima

Sailboats at Matsushima Spring Rain at Matsushima Matsushima

Generations of artists have depicted the natural beauty of the Bay of Matsushima, with its hundreds of picturesque islands covered with pine trees. This selection of woodblock prints shows how various artists in the early twentieth century interpreted the quiet splendor of Matsushima.

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