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#51 Minakuchi Meibutsu Kampyō (Dried Gourd, Famous Product of Minakuchi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #51 Minakuchi Meibutsu Kampyō (Dried Gourd, Famous Product of Minakuchi), 1833–1834 (Edo period, 1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as Hōeidō Tōkaidō (Great Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 223 x 352 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 227 x 352 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 13 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2410
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Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, bottom left quadrant, figures working, preparing kampyō (dried gourd product). Tree at center. Middle ground, structures in vertical line, left center to right center. Two figures walking near structures. Trees in background, mountains rise beyond. Colors include blue, green, yellow, brown, red, and gray.