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#43 Yokkaichi Sujimiya Michi-wake (Junction of Road to Ise at Sujimiya by Yokkaichi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #43 Yokkaichi Sujimiya Michi-wake (Junction of Road to Ise at Sujimiya by Yokkaichi), 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 220 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 257 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 8 5/8 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
  • 1928.7488
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy urban street scene. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Street filled with figures cuts through bottom quarter of composition. Center of composition is dominated by a large brown gate, marking the start of the road to Ise, two large trees (flowering plums), and two Japanese-style lanterns. Buildings in middle ground on right and left sides, selling Hanjiro (soup) and meributsu. Trees and structures visible in background center. Gray, yellow-green, blue and red are dominant colors with some yellow and green.