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#21 Mariko Ekichū meibutsu tororojiruo hisagu (Shops at Mariko Selling Tororo Soup)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #21 Mariko Ekichū meibutsu tororojiruo hisagu (Shops at Mariko Selling Tororo Soup), 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: 343 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 371 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7239
Catalogue raisonné

Urban landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bottom half, foreground, shops line left and right side of composition with a road at center. Figures and horse travel along road. Left side, figures sitting in shop eating tororo soup. Shop has thatched roof. Trees visible beyond buildings. Large hills rise in background, dotted with trees. Green, blue, and yellow are predominant colors, with some red and gray.