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#75 神田紺屋町 Kanda Konya-chō (Dyer's District in Kanda)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #75 神田紺屋町 Kanda Konya-chō (Dyer's District in Kanda), 1857, 11th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • 名所江戸百景 Meisho Edo Hyekkei (One-hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 336 x 223 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 374 x 252 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.087
Label Text

Blue and white fabrics hang out to dry in dyer's district. Between the two rows of cloth we see a far glimpse of Mt. Fuji. A solitary bird in central open space. Title cartouche with shibori (tye-dye) pattern. Fabrics at left contain visual humor, they either stand for hiro (Hiroshige's seal) or Uo (publisher's name).