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#39 Okazaki yahagigawa yahagi no hashi (Arrow Maker's Bridge on Yahagi River near Okazaki)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #39 Okazaki yahagigawa yahagi no hashi (Arrow Maker's Bridge on Yahagi River near Okazaki), 1855–1857, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Tate-e Tōkaidō (Vertical Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 341 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/8 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 361 x 245 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7206
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bridge cuts through center of composition, figures of Daimyō's procession are partially visible on bridge. River cuts through bottom half of composition, small boats visible on water. Man and horse in foreground, bottom center, along shoreline. Green hills rise from river in background, two traditional Japanese structures in background, far right. Bright colors, green, blue, pink, and gray are predominant colors with some purple, yellow, and red.