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The Onmayagashi Crossing

Woodblock Print
1857 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This moonlit view in Hiroshige's uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design shows the landing-point of the Onmayagashi ferry crossing on the western bank of the Sumida river just north of the shogunate's rice granary in Edo's Asakusa district. Three courtesans in summer attire, one of them holding an umbrella and another a fan, are about to alight from the boat. Behind them, just visible on the horizon to the south, is Ryogoku Bridge, and to the left the 'Okawabata' or Great River-bank area.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleA Compendium of Ferry Crossings with Sun, Moon and Flowers (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'The Onmayagashi Crossing', from the series 'A Compendium of Ferry Crossings with Sun, Moon and Flowers'; fan print, Japanese, 1857
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Tsujiya Yasubei. Censorship seal: aratame. Date seal: Snake 1 (1857/1).
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Place Depicted
Summary
This moonlit view in Hiroshige's uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design shows the landing-point of the Onmayagashi ferry crossing on the western bank of the Sumida river just north of the shogunate's rice granary in Edo's Asakusa district. Three courtesans in summer attire, one of them holding an umbrella and another a fan, are about to alight from the boat. Behind them, just visible on the horizon to the south, is Ryogoku Bridge, and to the left the 'Okawabata' or Great River-bank area.
Collection
Accession Number
E.12088-1886

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record createdMarch 5, 2000
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