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Maker(s):Kobayashi Kiyochika; Fukuda Kumajiro (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1847-1915)
Title:Okawabata Ishihara bashi [Ishihara Bridge on Okawa/Sumida River]
Date Made:1880 (Meiji 13)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 9 in x 14 1/16 in; 22.9 cm x 35.7 cm; Image: 8 1/8 in x 12 7/16 in; 20.6 cm x 31.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, Kobayashi Kiyochika]; TITLE: recto, lwr. ctr. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, Okawabata Ishihara bashi]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, shuppan nin Fukuda Kumajiro].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.301.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The silhouette of people walking and riding a rickshaw across a bridge can be seen in the foreground. The reflection of shops and houses can be seen on the water. The sky is a pale blue and the clouds are a pale pink, suggesting late afternoon or early morning.

morning; landscapes; bridges; rivers

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