Katsushika Hokusai — Boats and Moon, c. 1833.
“Yodo-gawa from Setsugekka, Snow, Moon and Flowers. A traditional concept that provided the subject for sets of paintings and prints by Ukiyo-e artists. Shows boats being hauled up the river, which flowed passed Osaka, under a full moon. Under the Tokugawa boats were allowed to sail the river with mail, a tax being levied on every vessel.” Source
// Originally published on Art of Darkness: Daily Art Blog