Ferries,the Sumida River
685 Scen Sumida river, (Mukojima), Tokio
[ID] 2644กกกก( ID:2644 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 259x203
[Cabinet] 53-31-0
[Keyword] river/Japanese junk/man and woman/rest

Probably the ferry dock called Takeya-no-Watashi at Mukojima. Another photograph taken downstream shows these people at the same time. Stone steps descend to the river from where the man is standing in the centre, and the ferry dock called Terashima-no-Watashi is visible upstream. However, the boat depicted here is not a ferry but a yanebune (roofed boat) used for entertainment. This is one of the photographs in the album sold at Kinpei Photograph Studio, indicating that it was taken by Kusakabe Kinbei in the early Meiji Period.