京都名所之内 あらし山満花 Cherry Blossoms at Arashiyama, from the series Famous Places of Kyōto
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 3/8 x 14 15/32 in. (23.8 x 36.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1914
Not on view
After passing through the mountains in a rapid, narrow current known as the Hozugawa, the wide Ōi River flows gently along the northwestern corner of the ancient capital, Kyoto. The bridge across the Ōi, called the Togetsukyō ("reflected-moon bridge"), is famous as a scenic site in Arashiyama, especially during the cherry blossom season.
Signature: Hiroshige ga.
Marking: Publisher's seal: Kawagushi han
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flowing Streams: Scenes from Japanese Arts and Life," December 21, 2006–June 3, 2007.