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#51 Minakuchi (Pounding Straw at Kichin Station near Minakuchi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #51 Minakuchi (Pounding Straw at Kichin Station near Minakuchi), circa 1844, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Gyōsho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 192 x 314 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 1/2 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 216 x 326 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 12 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7333
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Seven figures in foreground, one seated inside structure, one works seated just outside structure, five stand on road, one carries a baby. Large tree in center, middle ground. Tree tops and thatched roof in background, right side. Colors include green, brown, red, blue, yellow, and black.