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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858)
Title:Asakusa Kinryūzan sanmon hiraki [Opening the temple gate at Kingyuzan at Asakusa], from the series Tōto meisho no uchi [Famous places in the Eastern Capital]
Date Made:1833-1835
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: 11 1/4 in x 15 15/16 in; 28.6 cm x 40.5 cm; Sheet/Image: 7 13/16 in x 12 1/2 in; 19.8 cm x 31.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Tōto meisho no uchi, Japanese character]; SIGNATURE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Hiroshige ga, Japanese]; TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Asakusa: Opening the Temple Gate at Kingyūzan, Japanese character]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.5.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund

A horizontal landscape/cityscape print of the Asakusa Kingyuzan Temple to the left with gentlemen on the second floor balcony, overlooking the endless roles of houses with three boats in distance and threes in the foreground.

Ukiyo-e; views; temples; urban

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