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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I; Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidō) (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858); Japanese, active c. 1833 - 1850
Title:Fuchū Abekawa [The Abe River at Fuchu], from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi [Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido]
Date Made:1833-1835
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/4 in x 19 5/16 in; 36.2 cm x 49.1 cm; Sheet: 9 9/16 in x 14 7/16 in; 24.3 cm x 36.7 cm; Image: 8 7/8 in x 13 15/16 in; 22.5 cm x 35.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hiroshige ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi]; TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese charcter, Fuchu]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (red ink): [Japanese charcter, Abekawa]; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (red ink): [Japanese charcter, Hoei]; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (red ink): [Japanese charcter, Doshi].
Accession Number:  MH 1965.162.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Austin (Janet Evans, class of 1925)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Fuchu is no. 19 in the Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido series in the Hoeido edition. Different groups of travelers across the broad Abe River. In the foreground are three women carried by men. Hills rise in the background.

travel; water

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