Punters ferrying passengers across the Nishiki River

Iwakuni City | Japan

£55

Two Japanese punters, wearing traditional clothing and wide conical hats, punting a tourist boat across the Nishiki River in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Two Japanese punters, wearing traditional clothing and wide conical hats, punting a tourist boat across the Nishiki River in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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Landscape
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Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® Baryta
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Date Captured
May 2017
Date Released
March 2023
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Delight in the serene elegance of traditional Japan with this charming print featuring a quaint canal ferry boat plying the placid waters of the Nishiki River. Captured in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in the vicinity of the iconic Kintaikyo Bridge, this image is a mesmerising glimpse into the cultural essence of Japan.

At the heart of this captivating scene is a Japanese ferry boat, its simple yet elegant slatted wooden roof a testament to the country's timeless architectural flair. Guided by two punters skilfully manoeuvring bamboo poles, the ferry gently glides across the river, ferrying a group of tourists. Their journey no doubt linked to their visit to the Kintaikyo Bridge, an engineering marvel nearby. The punters, donned in conical hats, epitomise traditional Japanese attire, with the front punter adding a splash of colour with her vibrant coat.

The colours in this image are understated yet impactful. The shimmering whites, silvers, and greys of the river create a soothing backdrop, accented by the earthy browns of the boat. The seats on the ferry lend a warm, inviting touch with their orange hue, while the vibrant blue and pink from the punter's coat add a dash of energy to the scene.

Imbued with a calming mood, this print is a meditative celebration of Japan's unique intersection of tradition and tourism. The tranquil ambiance is beautifully contagious, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an escape into a world of peace, elegance, and explorative beauty.

Enhance your space with this breathtaking print, a fitting tribute to Japan's rich culture and history. Each time you gaze at it, you'll be transported to a tranquil ferry ride across the

Two Japanese punters, wearing traditional clothing and wide conical hats, punting a tourist boat across the Nishiki River in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

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