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#27 Kakegawa Akibadō Oiwake no zu (The Junction of the road to Akiba at Kakegawa)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #27 Kakegawa Akibadō Oiwake no zu (The Junction of the road to Akiba at Kakegawa), circa 1844, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Gyōsho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 196 x 315 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 219 x 325 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 11/16 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 12 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2408
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Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Black tori gate at center of composition with large lanterns on each side. Four figures in foreground on road, carrying objects. Two figures at center, near gate. Trees on either side of gate. Sign at far right along road. Lake and mountains run horizontally through background. Colors include green, blue, red, gray, yellow, and brown.