"The whirlpools of Naruto at Awa" which translates to: Awa Naruto no fûha
of Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) signed: "Hiroshige ga".
Naruto, which means "the noisy gate", is the eastern outlet of the Inland Sea of Japan; in this famous strait, located off the coast of Awa Province between the islands of Awaji and Shikoku, the speed of the tides and the strength of the currents cause spectacular whirlpools, making it a popular tourist site. Hiroshige has succeeded in rendering, with perfect graphic mastery, these vertiginous eddies at the foot of the reefs. The contrast between the agitation of the waves and the soothing lines of Awaji Island at sunset give the composition a dramatic tension.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester) • Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester • Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester • Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester • Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2) • Pre-shrunk fabric • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping • Side-seamed