Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); W. 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Not on view
The Tama River ran along the western border of Edo, while the Sumida River flowed through the east side of the city. The Tama tended to evoke poetic associations, such as with the desolate Musashino moor and the autumnal moon.
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Inscription: Poem: (signed Asanoyadō Massugu)
The image of the moon in the autumn night which is luminous as day, lingers on the Tama stream as the river lingers by the Twin Pines.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).