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Hatsune Riding Ground

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Artist:
Uoya Eikichi (Japanese, ca. 1855–1866)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1856–58
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
14 1/2 × 10 × 1 1/4 in. (36.8 × 25.4 × 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Illustrated Books
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JIB51
Not on view
Winter weather was perfect for drying textiles, but the fire tower in the background recalls the devastation that dry winds can spread. When the wind itself was strong enough to ring the bell in the tower, townspeople were alerted to take special care.
Signature: Hiroshige
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