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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Tsukiji Temple, 1858
Ink on Paper
13 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (33.97 cm x 22.54 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James W. Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.63

Commentary
"Meisho Edo Hyakkei" (One Hundred Famous View of Edo). The sandbar of the Sumida River. This location was used for test firing, thus it was called "Teppozu (cannon sandbar). Tsukiji Honganji Temple and surrounding residential area are seen in the distance. Uoei was the publisher of the original series by Hiroshige in 1857.

Marks
On paper backing in pencil: Cat 5, p.58, The Buddhist Temple Tsukigi at Tepposu, no. 229." Censor's seal: Date seal (Ushi-shichi).

Medium
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Color woodblock print with an image of the Buddhist temple Tsukiji Honganji. The sandbar of the Sumida River. This location was used for test firing, thus it was called "Teppozu (cannon sandbar). Tsukiji Honganji Temple and surrounding residential area are seen in the distance. Uoei was the publisher of the original series by Hiroshige in 1857.

Publisher
Uoei.

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