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one of four pages, Views of famous places in Eastern capital
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • one of four pages, Views of famous places in Eastern capital, 1800, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2039.b
Description

Color print depicting the roof of a building and a large crowd of figures in the bottom of the print. Only the heads and shoulders of the figures are visible, and some are wearing large hats. The roof of the building has several different layers and levels, and it is covered with small gray tiles. There is calligraphy throughout the top of the print.