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#39 Okazaki yahagi kawa no hashi (Yahagi Bridge at Okazaki)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #39 Okazaki yahagi kawa no hashi (Yahagi Bridge at Okazaki), 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 316 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 218 x 333 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 9/16 x 13 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7373
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Busy landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bridge dominates bottom half of composition, five figures walking, some carrying objects, one carries a large banner, one riding a horse, foreground. Castle complex visible in background, center right, traditional Japanese architecture. Mountains rise in background, center left to center. Vibrant colors, predominantly brown, and blue with some green, gray, yellow, and orange.