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#25 Nissaka: Sayononaka yama yanakuishi mugen yama (Crying Rock near Nissaka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #25 Nissaka: Sayononaka yama yanakuishi mugen yama (Crying Rock near Nissaka), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō Gojūsan tsugi 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: 166 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 254 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7472
Catalogue raisonné

Rural mountain landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Tree-lined road runs horizontally through foreground, figures walk along road, some gather around a large, inscribed boulder (crying rock). Low clouds run through middle ground. Mountains rise beyond. Vibrant colors include gray, red, brown, yellow, and green.