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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I; Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidō) (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858); Japanese, active c. 1833 - 1850
Title:Kanaya Ōigawa engan [The far bank of the Ōi River, Kanaya], from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi [Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido]
Date Made:1833-1834
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 3/4 in x 14 11/16 in; 24.8 cm x 37.3 cm; Image: 8 7/8 in x 13 7/8 in; 22.5 cm x 35.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink): [Hiroshige ga, Japanese character]; SEAL: recto, ctr. r. (red ink): [Takeuchi, Japanese character]; TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi, Japanese character]; TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Kanaya, Japanese character]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (red ink): [Ōigawa engan, Japanese character]
Accession Number:  MH 1964.101.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Austin (Janet Evans, Class of 1925)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Kanaya is no. 25 in the Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido series in the Hoeido edition. Men carry a daimyo across the wide sandy flat of Ōi River. Hills rise in the background.

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