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#18 Okitsu Okitsugawa (Wrestlers Fording Okitsu River near Okitsu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #18 Okitsu Okitsugawa (Wrestlers Fording Okitsu River near Okitsu), 1833–1834, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as Hōeidō Tōkaidō (Great Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 224 x 346 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 13/16 x 13 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 250 x 361 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 13/16 x 14 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7299

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Group of figures at bottom center, some carry figure (sumo wrestler) in palanquin chair, one rides a horse. River cuts from bottom left corner to lower right and back to center. Large rock formation fills left side of composition, middle ground, trees grown on and behind formation. Line of trees in background, center to right, body of water beyond, with ships. Vibrant blue and gray are predominant colors, with some brown and light orange.