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Maker(s):Kobayashi Kiyochika
Culture:Japanese (1847-1915)
Title:View of Mount Atago (Atagoyama no zu)
Date Made:October 3, 1878 (Meiji 11)
Materials:woodblock print (oban yoko-e)
Measurements:Sheet: 9 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 36.195 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2008.37
Credit Line:Purchase with Wise Fund for Fine Arts
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Although it rises to a height of only twenty-five meters, Atagoyama was the tallest point in the eastern part of the city. The shrine at the top was an important meisho, often illustrated by Hiroshige. In this print, Kiyochika ignores the religious structures and chooses instead to focus on the tea shop situated nearby. A kimono-clad woman waits on a man fashionably dressed in Western clothes, in a scene that draws attention to changes occurring in the Meiji-era city.
SM 2012

art; painting; color theory; seas; figures; men; women; kimonos; chickens; lanterns; tea; shops; exterior; narrative; abstract; social interaction

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