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Distant View of the Kinryuzan Temple at Asakusa

Woodblock Print
ca. 1844-1848 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This view of the Asakusa Kannon Temple in the uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from across the Sumida river at a point somewhere along the bank between the Azuma Bridge and the Mimeguri Shrine in the south-west corner of the Mukojima district of eastern Edo. Officially known as the Kinryuzan Sensoji, the Asakusa Kannon Temple was, and still is, the city's oldest and best-known Buddhist establishment. Its pagoda can be seen to the left, and the building to its right is the Hondo or Main Hall, the largest and most important building of the temple complex.


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; 'Distant View of the Kinryuzan Temple at Asakusa', from the series 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, ca. 1844-1848
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
This view of the Asakusa Kannon Temple in the uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from across the Sumida river at a point somewhere along the bank between the Azuma Bridge and the Mimeguri Shrine in the south-west corner of the Mukojima district of eastern Edo. Officially known as the Kinryuzan Sensoji, the Asakusa Kannon Temple was, and still is, the city's oldest and best-known Buddhist establishment. Its pagoda can be seen to the left, and the building to its right is the Hondo or Main Hall, the largest and most important building of the temple complex.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4882-1919

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record createdMarch 11, 2003
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