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#6 Totsuka motomachi wakaremichi (The Road Junction at Motomachi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #6 Totsuka motomachi wakaremichi (The Road Junction at Motomachi), 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: 227 x 357 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 14 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 242 x 365 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2888
Description

Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, left half, open structure with signs. Figure steps off horse onto bench, three other figures stand nearby. Lantern and signpost at center. Road runs from shop to center right, bridge at center right with figure. Line of structures in middle ground, center right to center with scattered trees. Fields in background, left, and mountains beyond. Vibrant colors, including green, blue, orange, yellow, brown, gray, and black.