“Azuma Bridge from Komagatadō Temple,” from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei, Komagatadō Azumabashi)
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Uoya Eikichi (Japanese, ca. 1855–1866)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm); W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914
Not on view
Viewed from the Komagatadō temple in the lower left corner of the print, Azuma Bridge, also known the Great Bridge, crosses the Sumida River in the distance at the left side of the print. A cuckoo is blown through the darkening sky by a gust of wind, and a red flag flaps from a pole cropped by the bottom edge of the picture. Hiroshige captures the turbulence that occurs just before a rain shower.
Signature: Hiroshige ga
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New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.