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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I; Izumiya Ichibei, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1797–1858); Japanese (active 1770s–1886)
Title:Fireworks at Ryōgoku [Ryōgoku hanabi], from the series "The Famous Places of Edo" [Edo meisho no uchi]
Date Made:1834–1835
Materials:woodblock print
Place Made:Tokyo
Measurements:overall: 9 11/16 in x 14 1/4 in; 24.6 cm x 36.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.711
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

horizontal ōban with some trimming on right margin; ōban yoko-e; fūkeiga

Label Text:
The block for this design was employed many times with variations, especially in the fireworks and sky. This impression is somewhat rare in that a poem has been added to the sky. In other impressions, the sky is empty or has been darkened, with the fireworks greatly enlarged. Based on the quality of the impression, this version is likely later than those lacking the poem.

landscapes; bridges; boats; water; figures; houses; celebrations; calligraphy; woodcut

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