Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Miya, 1804, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • untitled series of stations on the Tōkaidō Road
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 129 x 377 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 50 3/4 x 148 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7772

Horizontal landscape composition with four figures. At the right, three female figures walk together. A fourth male figure walks behind them, carrying packages, his face hidden by a large circular hat. Blossoming trees (cherry?) behind the figures. At the left side of the composition is a large castle and surrounding complex on the edge of a body of water. The body of water fills the center of the composition, ships float on the surface. Land mass visible in the distant background. Cartouche at upper right filled with text. Colors include blue, green, orange, yellow, brown and black.