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#43 Kuwana Shichi-ri no watashi buna (The Seven-Ri Ferry at Kuwana)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #43 Kuwana Shichi-ri no watashi buna (The Seven-Ri Ferry at Kuwana), 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: 338 x 221 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/4 x 8 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 340 x 223 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0095
Catalogue raisonné

The seven-ri ferry arriving in Kuwana. People absorbed in different activities: one viewing scenery, one stretching. Man yells instructions to boat vendor who prepares to throw ropes in. Kuwana castle at center right.