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Sarugachō no zu (Saruga Street)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Sarugachō no zu (Saruga Street), 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Meisho (Famous Places in the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 221 x 340 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 11/16 x 13 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 234 x 358 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/16 x 14 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7283

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small areas cut out from each corner. Busy street scene. Buildings at right and left line pedestrian-filled street which recedes into background. Signs hung in front of buildings with blue-tiled roofs. Mt. Fuji rises in background. Colors include blue, green, yellow, brown, and red.