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Asumaboshi Kihan (Returning Sails at Azuma Bridge)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Asumaboshi Kihan (Returning Sails at Azuma Bridge), circa 1840–1841, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Meisho no Uchi, Sumidagawa Hakkei (Famous Places in the Eastern Capital, Eight Views of the Sumida River)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 199 x 317 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 13/16 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 230 x 348 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 13 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7280
Description

Travellers, including palanquins, cross the Azuma Bridge. Three large sail ships loaded with goods approach from left. Two barges at lower right. Bridge forms diagonal element.