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#38 Okazaki Yahagi no hashi (Arrow Maker's Bridge at Okazaki)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #38 Okazaki Yahagi no hashi (Arrow Maker's Bridge at Okazaki), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō Gojūsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō Road), popularly known as the Kichizo Tokaido
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 164 x 226 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 257 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7483
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Curved bridge with vertical supports cuts through middle ground, center of image. Body of water (river) in middle grounds opens up to cover bottom of image. Figures and grasses along shoreline. Boats with figures visible on water. Trees in left background, mountains in center background, and large structures in right background. Blue, gray, and green are predominant colors with some brown, yellow, and red.