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#5 Hodogaya sakaiki tateba Kamakura yama embō (Hodogaya, Distant View of the Kamakura Mountains from the Boundary Tree)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #5 Hodogaya sakaiki tateba Kamakura yama embō (Hodogaya, Distant View of the Kamakura Mountains from the Boundary Tree), 1855, 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: 344 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 369 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7221
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, open structures with thatched roofs frame composition on L side, R side, and B. Figures are seated and standing throughout foreground. Red circular lanterns hang from roofs. Three trees on R side. Rice field surrounded by tree dotted hills in middle ground gives way to mountains in background. Sky is top third of composition. Green, gray, and yellow are predominant colors with some red, blue, and brown.