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Maker(s):Yoshida Hiroshi
Culture:Japanese (1876-1950)
Title:Kameido [Kameido Bridge], from the series Tokyo Jūnidai [Twelve Scenes of Tokyo]
Date Made:1927 (Shōwa 2)
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet: 15 9/16 in x 10 7/8 in; 39.5 cm x 27.6 cm; Image: 14 3/4 in x 9 11/16 in; 37.5 cm x 24.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black sumi ink, within image): [Japanese character, Yoshida]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): Hiroshi Yoshida; MONOGRAM: recto, lwr. r. (red ink, within image): [Japanese character, Hiroshi]; TITLE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tokyo Juni Dai]; TITLE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kameido]; DATE: recto, ctr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Showa ni nen saku]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Jizuri].
Accession Number:  MH 1964.113.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Dorothy L. Blair (Class of 1914)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A vertical woodblock print of sightseers mounting the 'drum bridge' (taikobashi) at the Tenjin Shrine, Kameido, Tokyo, to admire the shrine's famous wisteria blossoms. Reflection of the bridge in the water and pink blossoms around. Fukei ga

landscapes; bridges; pink; flowers; water; sightseeing; historic sites

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