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#20 Fuchū Abekawa Miroku nichōme (Fuchū: the Miroku Pleasure Quarters by the Abe River, second block)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #20 Fuchū Abekawa Miroku nichōme (Fuchū: the Miroku Pleasure Quarters by the Abe River, second block), 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: 344 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 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
  • 1928.7238
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Urban landscape at night. Vertical orientation, rectangular image, small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bottom half, three large buildings, people visible in windows and on porch. Foreground, wall with roofed gate cuts through on angle from bottom right to lower left. People passing through gate to pleasure quarters. Lantern, empty palanquin, person on horse, and willow trees outside gate. Low clouds and trees behind buildings. Mountains rise in background. Crescent moon sits low in sky. Gray, blue, purple, orange, and green are predominant colors with some red and yellow.