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Ryōgoku no seiran (Clear Breeze by the Ryōgoku Bridge)
  • Toyohara Kunichika
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Ryōgoku no seiran (Clear Breeze by the Ryōgoku Bridge), 1867, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Edo hakkei no uchi (Eight Views of Edo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 347 x 235 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 5/8 x 9 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 347 x 235 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 9 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 34 in matted with a and c
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George A. Colom
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0083.b
Label Text

Two women wearing kimono leave the boat and land on the deck leading toward the front gate of the restaurant. Winds are blowing through the willows and the women's kimono. The fan held by the right hand side woman has a character, which is probably the numerical indication of the twentieth chapter, "The Morning Glory Flower" in the story of Genji.