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Viewing Lotuses at the Shinobazu Pond at Ueno

Woodblock Print
1843-1847 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The flowering lotuses depicted in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige can still be enjoyed today. The location is the Shinobazu Pond on the south-east edge of Edo's Hongo district. The building to the left is a restaurant or tea-house on the south-east corner of the island in the middle of the Pond, home to a much-visited shrine dedicated to Benten, the goddess of water. In the background, behind the bridge linking the island to the mainland, are buildings forming part of the Kan'eiji Temple complex, which was built in 1625 as Edo's equivalent of the Enryakuji Temple on Mount Hiei to the north-east of Kyoto (the country’s former capital) in south-west Japan.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleFamous Places in the Eastern Capital (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'Viewing Lotus Flowers at the Shinobazu Pond at Ueno', from the series 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, 1843-1847
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Ibaya Kyubei. Censor seal: Fu.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
The flowering lotuses depicted in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige can still be enjoyed today. The location is the Shinobazu Pond on the south-east edge of Edo's Hongo district. The building to the left is a restaurant or tea-house on the south-east corner of the island in the middle of the Pond, home to a much-visited shrine dedicated to Benten, the goddess of water. In the background, behind the bridge linking the island to the mainland, are buildings forming part of the Kan'eiji Temple complex, which was built in 1625 as Edo's equivalent of the Enryakuji Temple on Mount Hiei to the north-east of Kyoto (the country’s former capital) in south-west Japan.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4924-1919

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record createdMarch 7, 2003
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