Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

#20 Fuchū (Resthouse Selling Rice Cakes near Fuchū)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #20 Fuchū (Resthouse Selling Rice Cakes near Fuchū), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as the Kichizo Tokaido
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 167 x 227 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 9/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 258 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7468
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Thatched-roof structure (Meibatoa teahouse selling Abekawa mochi, rice cakes) fills bottom right quadrant, road runs along bottom of composition, figures walk along road. Forested area fills middle ground, Abe river and mountains in background. Vibrant colors including yellow green, red, blue, and gray.