The Tsukiji Hotel in the Eastern Capital (Tokyo)

Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige III 歌川広重三世 (1843-1894)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1868
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W: 37.5 x 75.6 cm (14 3/4 x 29 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Bequest of Florence Leonhart
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

birds-eye view, garden, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

The Tusjukiji Hotel was Tokyo's first Western-style hotel.  Built along the shore with a large, landscaped garden, the hotel was planned to attract foreigners who might stop there between Tokyo and Yokohama.  The hotel was never, however, a great economic success, and just four years after its completion, it was completely demolished in a fire.  The hotel building combined Western and Japanese architectural elements.  This print focuses on the hotel garden.

Published References
  • Ann Yonemura, Milo Cleveland Beach, The Honorable and Mrs. William Leonhart. Yokohama: Prints From 19th Century Japan. Exh. cat. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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