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#46 Shōno
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #46 Shōno, late 1800s–early 1900s, Meiji period (1868–1912) or Taisho period (1912–1926)
  • 東海道五拾三次之内 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: 217 x 340 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/2 x 13 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7301
Description

Horizontal image of people walking in the rain. Road in foreground stretches from center left to lower right corner, five men walk along road, two are carrying a man in a palanquin, all are shielding themselves from heavy rain. Rooftops visible in bottom right quadrant. Bamboo blows in the wind in the background, depicted in shadow. Text at upper left and lower left.