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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I; Sanoya Kihei, published by
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858); Japanese (active ca. 1800s-1875)
Title:Theater in Saruwaka-machi (Saruwaka-machi shibai) from the series "Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tōto meisho)"
Date Made:1847–52 (Kōka 4–Kaei 5)
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 9 13/16 in x 14 5/8 in ; 24.9 cm x 37.2 cm; image: 8 5/8 in x 13 1/4 in ; 21.9 cm x 33.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1994.113
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Interior of kabuki theater in Saruwaka-machi (Saruwaka Ward) in Edo, with kabuki actors on stage and on the hanamichi (walkway) and patrons seated on the floor and in side boxes. Cherry blossom props on stage. Signed Hiroshige ga with censor seals of Kinugasa and Watanabe and publisher's seal of Sanoya Kihei.

figures; theater; actors; flowers; seals; performances; woodcut; stands

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