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東海道五十三次之内 箱根 湖水図
Hakone; Kosui

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1833–34
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
9 15/32 x 14 1/8 in. (24.1 x 35.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JP481
Not on view
Boasting splendid scenery, the Hakone pass nevertheless presented an extremely difficult mountain journey to travelers. One could look out from the pass over the clear waters of Lake Ashi toward Mount Fuji's peak and the Hakone Shrine in a dark forest. The steep, narrow mountain path pictured here allows us a view of a long procession. This print demonstrates Hiroshige's genius in translating nature into graphic composition.
Signature: Hiroshige ga
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