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#5 Hodogaya Shimmachi bashi (Bridge at Shimmachi near Hodogaya)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #5 Hodogaya Shimmachi bashi (Bridge at Shimmachi near Hodogaya), 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: 228 x 355 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 14 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 242 x 365 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7305
Description

Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bridge in foreground, bottom right quadrant with figures. River runs horizontally across bottom quarter of composition. Structures fill center of composition, trees scattered in with structures. Open field at far left. Hills rise in background. Colors include blue, black, yellow, orange, and brown.