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The Niijuku Crossing

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

The location depicted in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is the Niijuku ferry crossing, the point at which the Mito Highway met the Naka river to the north-east of Edo. It is not clear whether we are looking east from the Kameari (Edo) side of the river or west from Niijuku, the village from which the crossing took its name. The restaurants in this area, part of one of which is visible on the right, were well known for the delicious carp they served to customers.


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 Niijuku 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).
Style
Place Depicted
Summary
The location depicted in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is the Niijuku ferry crossing, the point at which the Mito Highway met the Naka river to the north-east of Edo. It is not clear whether we are looking east from the Kameari (Edo) side of the river or west from Niijuku, the village from which the crossing took its name. The restaurants in this area, part of one of which is visible on the right, were well known for the delicious carp they served to customers.
Collection
Accession Number
E.12073-1886

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record createdMarch 5, 2000
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