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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858)
Title:Fujikawa: Sanchu no sato kyumei Miyakoyama [Mountain Village, formerly called Mount Miyako], from the series Gojusan tsugi meisho zue [Famous sights of the fifty-three stations, also known as the vertical Tokaido]
Date Made:1855 (Ansei 2, the seventh month of the year of Hare)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 13 1/2 in x 8 15/16 in; 34.3 cm x 22.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Gojusan tsugi meisho zue]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Fujikawa / sanchu no sato kyumei Miyakoyama]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hiroshige hitsu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Aratame]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Bo nana]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [image of a broad leaf beneath a mountain-look pattern with a dot between]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.15.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A vertical snow landscape of people in caravan in the foreground walking towards and from a village in the mid-ground. Whit emountains in the distance and a body of water visible to the left.

Ukiyo-e; landscapes; views; winter; snow; villages; mountains; trees

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