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#38 Fujikawa Yamanaka shuku shōka (Shop Keepers atYamanaka Station near Fujikawa)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #38 Fujikawa Yamanaka shuku shōka (Shop Keepers atYamanaka Station near Fujikawa), 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: 195 x 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 220 x 331 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 13 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7341
Description
Exhibitions

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Street cuts on diagonal from bottom left to top right corners. Thatched roofs in bottom right quadrant intermixed with treetops. Figures walk on street, interacting with shopkeepers selling hemp rope, nets, and bags. Front of shops fills top left quadrant, goods and shopkeepers visible. Wide variety of vibrant colors, including yellow, blue, gray, green, shades of brown and orange.