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#34 Futagawa Sarugababa tateba (A rest stop at Sarugababa near Futakawa)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #34 Futagawa Sarugababa tateba (A rest stop at Sarugababa near Futakawa), 1855–1857, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Tate-e Tōkaidō (Vertical Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 344 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 249 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7214
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road cuts on a diagonal through bottom quarter of composition, people on road. Three structures at left side, large tree next to structures. Shops housed within structures selling kashiwa mochi (rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves). Large hill rises at right side, covered with trees. Mountains visible in background. Vibrant colors, green, yellow, and gray are predominant colors, with some blue, orange, and red.