Photographic Eight Views of Tokyo

Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige III 歌川広重三世 (1843-1894)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1877
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 23.6 x 34.8 cm (9 5/16 x 13 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

city, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), pagoda, temple, travel, WWII-era provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999


[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury


This print is a pair with S1999.38. The scenes depicted are four of eight views of Tokyo, a theme that recalls the Chinese series of Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang (Rivers) that inspired an expanding sequence of Japanese versions. At the upper right is the Daichi Bank. To its left is Kyobashi, the district adjacent to the bridge by that name.  Below it are the red buildings of Kinryuzan, a Buddhist temple in the Asakusa district. At the lower right is a night scene at Takanawa where a train linking Tokyo and Yokohama passes in the distance.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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