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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: Station 37, Akasaka, c. 1833-1834
Ink on Paper
8 15/16 in. x 13 15/16 in. (22.7 cm. x 35.4 cm.)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James W. Johnson
Accession Number: 46.1.65


Marks
Label on verso reads: 50. On mat in pencil: Jo XVIII n.37, Akasaka Station 37, Scene at the Inn. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Censor's seal: Kiwame.

Medium
Nishiki-e, horizontal oban; colored ink on paper.

Object Description
Color woodblock print of an interior scene of an inn, as seen from the outside.


This print shows the interior of an inn in Akasaka, the only indoor scene in the Tokaido series. The three rooms are separated by sliding doors, and two of them open onto a small courtyard with sago palms. In the right-hand room, three women are making up their faces and hair. Behind the folding screen is a stack of futons. The man with the towel over his shoulders is returning from the bath via the open walkway. Inside his traveling companion reclines with his pipe, waiting for the blind masseur, who has just announced his arrival. The maid at his right prepares to serve dinner to the travelers.
Akasaka and its neighboring town, Goyu, were famous for their women who entertained travelers.
(ref. “Hokusai and Hiroshige,” p. 200)

Publisher
Hoeido (Takenouchi Magohachi) seal.

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