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#37 Akasaka Totsuka ansaka yori shuku o miru zu (Akasaka: Travellers and Hostess at an Inn)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #37 Akasaka Totsuka ansaka yori shuku o miru zu (Akasaka: Travellers and Hostess at an Inn), 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: 227 x 351 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 13 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 244 x 362 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7329
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Urban landscape at night. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Palm tree in shadows at foreground, center, lantern beyond. Rooftop fills bottom right corner. Structure fills remainder of composition with two sliding screens open. At right, three women visible inside. At left, figures sit inside, woman serves trays, other figure smokes a pipe. Figure on boardwalk at far left. Colors include black, green, blue, red, and yellow.