東海道五十三次之内 日本橋 朝之景 Stations One: Morning View of Nihonbashi
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); W. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Not on view
At the Nihonbashi Bridge, the starting point of the Tokaido, a daimyo procession crosses early in the morning as it begins its long journey out of Edo and toward the open gates of the district. Ahead of the group are the fishmongers who carry fresh fish from the nearby market into the city.
Signature: Hiroshige ga
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