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Kugatsu Kanda myōjin sairei oreimairi (Dancers resting Myojin Shrine in Kanda)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Kugatsu Kanda myōjin sairei oreimairi (Dancers resting Myojin Shrine in Kanda), 1854, 4th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Meisho Nenjū gyōji (Annual Events at Famous Places in the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 334 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/8 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 354 x 252 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7684
Description

Participants in the festival take a break on an upper story veranda. One lady dressed as a Chinese god, has taken off wig and is cooling herself in the breeze. Boy eats goodies from paper wrapping. Evening glow, city scene at horizon.