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The Mimeguri Shrine from the Opposite Side of the Crossing

Woodblock Print
1854 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The night view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print design) by Hiroshige is from the western side of the Sumida river, taken from the upper floor of one of the restaurants to the north of the Imado Bridge in Edo's Imado Asakusa district. The vertical blue banner tells us that the speciality of the restaurant is soba, or buckwheat noodles. The torii gate (the two-column entrance) of the Mimeguri Shrine can be seen across the river, partially cut off by the wooden pillar in the foreground. Steps marking the start of the Takeya ferry crossing lead up to the Shrine from a break in the row of stakes protecting the river-bank.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleFerry Crossings in Katsushika in the Eastern Capital (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'The Mimeguri Shrine from the Opposite Side of the Crossing', from the series 'Ferry Crossings in Katsushika in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, 1854
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Iseya Soemon. Engraver mark: Hori Mino. Censorship seal: aratame. Date seal: Tiger 2 (1854/2).
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Place Depicted
Summary
The night view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print design) by Hiroshige is from the western side of the Sumida river, taken from the upper floor of one of the restaurants to the north of the Imado Bridge in Edo's Imado Asakusa district. The vertical blue banner tells us that the speciality of the restaurant is soba, or buckwheat noodles. The torii gate (the two-column entrance) of the Mimeguri Shrine can be seen across the river, partially cut off by the wooden pillar in the foreground. Steps marking the start of the Takeya ferry crossing lead up to the Shrine from a break in the row of stakes protecting the river-bank.
Collection
Accession Number
E.12072-1886

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record createdMarch 5, 2000
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