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#53 Kusatsu kara Yabase wa michi no yumi to tsuru (Sailing from Kusatsu to Yabase)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #53 Kusatsu kara Yabase wa michi no yumi to tsuru (Sailing from Kusatsu to Yabase), 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: 342 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7225
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

Landscape with large body of water. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Body of water (Lake Biwa) dominates bottom ¾ of composition. Two stone piers at lower left, six boats in bottom half, goods and figures visible on boats and piers. Boats with sails visible in middle ground. Structures at upper right, background. Mountains rise in background, including Mt. Hei, top quarter of composition. Grain of woodblock visible throughout. Blue and gray are predominant colors with some purple, brown, red, and yellow.