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Kasumigaseki (Kites at Kasumigaseki)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Kasumigaseki (Kites at Kasumigaseki), 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Edo Meisho (Famous Places in Edo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 220 x 342 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 13 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 248 x 373 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 14 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7272
Description

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with rounded corners. Buildings line street at center, trees at right. Figures in street, including performers. City rooftops visible in background, center, and kites fly in same area. Body of water with ships visible beyond. Trees at center left in middle ground. Colors include green, yellow, brown, blue, red, gray, and black.