名所江戸百景 浅草田圃酉の町詣 Revelers Returned from the Tori no Machi Festival at Asakusa, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
13 1/16 x 8 11/16 in. (33.2 x 22.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1914
Not on view
The inscription on this print tells us that the scene is located in Asakusa Tammbo, a famous gay quarter located in the eastern part of Edo. One can therefore surmise that this is one of the geisha houses for which Asakusa Tammbo was known. Perhaps the hostess and her guest are on the other side of he folding screen, which stands on the left side of the composition. Since the ceramic bowl and towel appear to have been set out for morning washing and brushing teeth, the guest must have spent the night here.
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Nagoya City Museum. "Ukiyo-e from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14, 1995–May 28, 1995.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. "Monet and Japan," July 6, 2001–September 16, 2001.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.