Details: This poster is of The Bridge of Uji, by an unknown Japanese screen painter. It shows a bridge painted on a gold screen.
Uji is a city on the southern outskirts of the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Founded on March 1, 1951, Uji is located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto. The city sits on the Uji River, which has its source in Lake Biwa. As of April 1, 2008, Uji has an estimated population of 193,020 and is the second largest city in Kyoto prefecture. In the 4th century the son of Emperor ?jin established a palace in Uji. Three Battles of Uji-gawa took place here in 1180, 1184, and 1221. Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358¿1408) promoted cultivation of green tea in the Uji area. Most visitors are attracted to Uji for its centuries old historic sites which include many Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.