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Ōmori (Seaweed gatherers at Ōmori)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    1797–1861
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Ōmori (Seaweed gatherers at Ōmori), circa 1833, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Meisho (Famous Sites of the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 240 x 340 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 7/16 x 13 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 257 x 375 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0995
Description

Low tide in Tokyo Bay at Ōmori. Two women on boat gather seaweed from reeds using small rakes and baskets. In distance the prow of another boat. High clouds in Prussian Blue. Bamboo forms border.