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Night View of Saruwaka-machi (Saruwaka-machi yoru no kei), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

A work made of color woodblock print; ōban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; ōban.

Date:

1856

Artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797-1858

About this artwork

In this image the glow of the full moon, with just a wisp of cloud diminishing its luminosity, bathes the theater district of Edo. The teahouses (on the left) are closing for the night, and men from the shops are guiding customers to the south gate in the distance. The three prominent Kabuki theaters of the day Nakamura-za, Ichimura-za, and Morita-za—are visible on the right, although all are shuttered. It is probably late August, just before the first plays of the season open. The crowd is thin, allowing us to clearly see the shadows cast by patrons, porters, geisha, vendors, and others in the street.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige

Title

Night View of Saruwaka-machi (Saruwaka-machi yoru no kei), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1856

Medium

Color woodblock print; ōban

Dimensions

36 × 24 cm (14 3/16 × 9 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.3769

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