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近江八景之内 三井晩鐘
Vesper Bell at Mii Temple, Lake Biwa

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1835
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
8 23/32 x 13 1/2 in. (22.2 x 34.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
JP53
Not on view
Omou mono
Akatsuki chigiru
Hajime zoto
Mazu kiku Mii no .
Iri ai no Kane

At the sound of
the bell from Mii-dera, the traveler
knows twilight is
but steps away.
Signature: Hiroshige ga.

Inscription: Verse: At the sound of the bell beginning from Mii temple. Hark! says the traveller, I am one step nearer to the twilight.

Marking: Seal: Kiwame-authentic
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