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#48 Seki: honjin haya dachi (Early departure from main camp at Seki)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #48 Seki: honjin haya dachi (Early departure from main camp at Seki), 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: 224 x 347 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 13/16 x 13 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 248 x 365 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7324

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Structure fills left side of composition (inn). Daimyō's palanquin near enterance, center left. Fabric hangs around exterior and off to right side, center. Figures gather in foreground, bottom left quadrant, and middle ground, just above center. Lanterns near figures. Sign just right of center. Trees at top right corner. Colors include green, red, blue, yellow, and shades of gray.