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#46 Shōno jimba shukutsugi no zu (Exchanging horses and men at Shōno)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #46 Shōno jimba shukutsugi no zu (Exchanging horses and men at Shōno), early 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Gyōsho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 194 x 317 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 214 x 329 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 12 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7298

Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Open-sided structure, official checking station, dominates left half of image, two figures seated inside. Nine figures and two horses gather near structure to center right. Thatched rooftop and tree tops in bottom right corner. Vibrant colors, yellow, green, and brown are predominant colors with some blue, black, red, gray, and orange.