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#34 Futagawa Sarugababa no zu (Sarugababa near Futagawa)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #34 Futagawa Sarugababa no zu (Sarugababa near Futagawa), early 1840s, 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: 216 x 327 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7350

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Thatched-roof structure at center, open on one side with goods inside selling kashiwa-mohci (rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves). Figures walk along road in foreground, person seated in front of shop, eating. Trees at left side of composition, figure kneeling in front of fence. Hill rises in background, dotted with trees. Yellow, green, and gray are predominant colors with some blue, red, and brown.