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Nihonbashi (The Nihonbashi Bridge)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige II
    1826–1869
    active: Japan
  • Nihonbashi (The Nihonbashi Bridge), circa 1861–1862, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Sanjurokkei (Thirty-six views of the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 343 x 229 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 359 x 233 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 9 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7263
Description

Procession of firemen crossing bridge at festival time. One fireman-acrobat balancing at top of bridge has lost his hochimaki which is falling down, center top. In back warehouses and boats carrying goods.