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Aoigasaka

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

The location in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is Aoigasaka, which took its name from the hollyhocks (aoi) that can be seen blooming at the top of the hill. Aoigasaka was situated in the north-west corner of the Atagoshita district in south-west Edo, where water from the Tameike Pond flowed over a small dam into the Sotobori Outer Moat that encircled Edo Castle and its surroundings. The V&A has another impression of this print (Museum no. E.4825-1919).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleEight Famous Views of Plants and Trees in the Eastern Capital (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'Aoigasaka', from the series 'Eight Famous Views of Plants and Trees in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, 1843-1847
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Tsujiya Yasubei. Censor seal: Tanaka.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Place Depicted
Summary
The location in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is Aoigasaka, which took its name from the hollyhocks (aoi) that can be seen blooming at the top of the hill. Aoigasaka was situated in the north-west corner of the Atagoshita district in south-west Edo, where water from the Tameike Pond flowed over a small dam into the Sotobori Outer Moat that encircled Edo Castle and its surroundings. The V&A has another impression of this print (Museum no. E.4825-1919).
Associated Object
E.4825-1919 (Duplicate)
Collection
Accession Number
E.548-1911

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record createdMarch 11, 2003
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