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#21 Mariko Meibutsu chaya (Tororo Soup Teahouse at Mariko)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #21 Mariko Meibutsu chaya (Tororo Soup Teahouse at Mariko), 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 353 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 13 7/8 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
  • 1928.7315
Description

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road runs along bottom of composition. Structure (teashop) fills bottom right quadrant. Signs outside of structure advertising local products (tororojiru, ochazuke, sakezakana), two figures eat inside, with third figure standing. Trees on both sides of structure. Figure walks along road at left. Mountains rise in background. Colors include green, gray, brown, red, blue, and yellow.