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#27 Kakegawa Kibasan embō (Distant View of Mt. Akiba from Kakegawa)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #27 Kakegawa Kibasan embō (Distant View of Mt. Akiba from Kakegawa), 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 352 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 13/16 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 242 x 366 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
  • 1928.7325
Description
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Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bridge curves from bottom right corner to center left. Figures on bridge. Kite at top center, string runs down to left center, other kite floats in top right quadrant. Two lanterns in foreground, bottom center. Figures in middle ground, right side, in rice field. Mountains rise in right background. Colors include green, yellow, dark gray, blue, and red.