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Maker(s):Kobayashi Kiyochika
Culture:Japanese (1847-1915)
Title:Night at Nihonbashi (Nihonbashi yoru)
Date Made:1881 (Meiji 14)
Materials:woodblock print (oban yoko-e) on laid paper
Measurements:Sheet: 9 1/2 in x 14 3/8 in; 24.13 cm x 36.5125 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2008.42
Credit Line:Purchase with Wise Fund for Fine Arts
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
In this image of Nihonbashi, the most important bridge in the city, Kiyochika takes full advantage of the effects of light and shadow. Gas lamps line the street, and pedestrians hold different kinds of lanterns. The rickshaws and the horse-drawn bus are equipped with lights as well. As darkness approaches, the sky turns purple in the distance.
SM 2012

streets; light; night; people; carriages; houses

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