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Gohyaku rakan sazaidō (Sazai Hall at the Temple of the 500 Arhats)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Gohyaku rakan sazaidō (Sazai Hall at the Temple of the 500 Arhats), mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Meisho (Famous Places in the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 223 x 344 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 13 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 251 x 375 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.4000
Description

Rural landscape with large temple structure. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small areas cut out of each corner. Rice field fills foreground, bottom half of composition. Path winds through center, tree in foreground. Workers in field, figures on road. Village in middle ground center, background left. Large multi-storied temple structure in middle ground, right. Figures visible on veranda. Colors include green, red, blue, brown, gray and black.