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Act 8 (Hachidanme), from the series "Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

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

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; oban.


c. 1834/39


Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797-1858

About this artwork

On the right, Tonase and her daughter Konami travel on foot from Edo to Yamashima to meet with Rikiya in the hope of reaffirming the betrothal of the young couple. Instead of the usual setting of the rocky seacoast near Tago Bay, Hiroshige provides a background similar to landscapes in some of his Tokaido images. Mt. Fuji is in the background, and Hiroshige adds other travelers who would be present on the popular Tokaido Road journey. As the two women pause briefly, Konami seems to wonder if her love will last longer than the snow on Mt. Fuji.


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Arts of Asia


Utagawa Hiroshige


Act 8 (Hachidanme), from the series "Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"


Japan (Artist's nationality)




Color woodblock print; oban


25.5 × 36.4 cm (10 1/16 × 19 1/16 in.)

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Frederick W. Gookin Collection

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