Arnold Henry Savage Landor

Hokkaidō Seascape

Oil on wood
Florence, Fusi Collection

“The coast is most desolate-looking. One may travel mile after mile, without seeing a hut or meeting a single human being. Now and then, when I came to a lonely fisherman’s hut, I was civilly treated; and, riding from morn till night, I reached Shari Mombets, where there are forty Ainu huts and about the same number of Japanese fishermen’s shanties.”
(A.H. Savage Landor, Alone with the Hairy Ainu, London 1893)