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#9 Ōiso Tora ga ame (Tora's Rain at Oiso)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #9 Ōiso Tora ga ame (Tora's Rain at Oiso), 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 348 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 13 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 239 x 348 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/8 x 15 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7313
Description
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Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Tree lined road runs from bottom right corner to center, figures and horse on road. Village just right of center. Hill rises at far right. Field fills bottom right quadrant with large body of water in background. Rain is represented throughout with vertical black lines. Black, yellow, and brown are predominant colors with some blue and gray.