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#54 Ōtsu Hashirii Chamise (Running Well Teahouse at Otsu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #54 Ōtsu Hashirii Chamise (Running Well Teahouse at Otsu), 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: 220 x 343 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 13 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 220 x 343 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 13 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7330
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Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image, corners are cut on angle. Road fills bottom right quadrant. Line of pack animals (oxen) run on diagonal, center right to bottom center, pulling carts filled with goods. Three structures line road. Structure in foreground, bottom left quadrant, is a busy teahouse. Well at front, figure fills buckets of water, child nearby. Trees and tall grasses in background, Colors include green, yellow, blue, brown, black and shades of gray.