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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I; Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudō) (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858); Japanese (c. 1710s~1910s)
Title:Odawara, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi [Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido], with kyōka poem by Shigenoto Hinamasa (series also known as the Kyōka Tōkaidō)
Date Made:ca. 1835
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 18 1/16 in; 35.6 cm x 45.9 cm; Mount: 12 1/2 in x 17 1/16 in; 31.7 cm x 43.3 cm; Sheet/Image: 6 1/8 in x 8 3/16 in; 15.6 cm x 20.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. r.: [Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi, Japanese character]; TITLE: recto, upp. r.: [Odawara, Japanese character]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp.l.: [Shige no mon hina miyabi, Odawara no oki no fune yori mietsu ran kasumi no umi no shiro no shachihoko, Japanese character]; SIGNATURE: recto, upp. l.: [Hiroshige ga, Japanese character]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.13.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Odawara is no. 10 in the Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido series of half-plate (horizontal chūban) prints with accompanying 31-syllable kyōka (light verse). Great pine trees in the foreground with several travelers on the road. Seascape with four boats in the background and a gang of men pulling something out of the sea.

Ukiyo-e; landscapes; travel; poetry

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