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bird's eye view of the Sumida River
  • Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
    1764–1820
    active: Japan
  • bird's eye view of the Sumida River, circa late 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 210 x 189 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 82 5/8 x 74 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0992
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Color print depicting a landscape in which there are many bridges connecting small areas of land in a large body of water. The land and bridges fade in the background in the left side of the print, and there is calligraphy in the top of the print. There are several small boats in the water, and there is a small mountain in the right side of the background, along the horizon. The bridges are pink, and the areas of land are green, with green, leafy trees. Poem by Sumuro Morozane.