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#38 Fujikawa bōhana no zu (Boundary Post at Fujikawa)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #38 Fujikawa bōhana no zu (Boundary Post at Fujikawa), 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: 226 x 355 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 244 x 366 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7306

Busy rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, bottom center, small structure. Grasses run from bottom center to center right. Brick walls topped with straw and small fence at far right and left. Figures kneeling at left, daimyo's procession of figures and horses at right. Three cats play near kneeling figures in bottom left corner. Sign posts at center. Trees in middle ground, left. Large open field in background gives way to sky. Colors include green, orange, blue, yellow, and shades of gray.