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Act Eight
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Act Eight, 1847–1853, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 153 x 211 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 x 8 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 172 x 229 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 9 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7457
Description

Konami with mother Tonase and porter travel to Yamashina for her marriage to Rikiya. As she passes Mt. Fuji (left) she wonders if her happiness will vanish like the snow on the mountain. Sawtooth border.