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Akasaka station (A) Fujikawa station (B)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Akasaka station (A) Fujikawa station (B), circa 1804 (Edo period 1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido), popularly known as Koban Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 128 x 184 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 5 1/16 x 7 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7777.a,b
Description

A- Woman weaving net of hemp in interior. Boy by her feet. To left, a two leaf screen with posted mekuri, one of Mt. Fuji, another a calligraphic inscription with seals. Cloudy effect, empty space in upper left.
B- Travellers in foggy clouds, some on horseback approaching river and bridge. In the distance the Sekizan shrine.