National Anthropological Archives

MS 7161 Asakusa Temple and Sumida River

Collection ID:
Totoya, Hokkei, 1780-1850
before 1850
Takashima Chūhei
Izumiya Shiei
Ki[?]mura Hanzō
Physical Description:
1 Page
45 cm x 62.5 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A bird's-eye view of the temple grounds with numerous Buddhist religious structures and streets and dwellings in the surrounding areas, including the Sumida River view with bridges and water raft. On the same mount is a small photograph of the "Modern Sumida River," which shows the river and part of an iron bridge.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Sensōji in the Asakusa district is popularly know as Asakusa kannon (Goddess of Mercy) temple and is now the amusement quarter of Tokyo.

Custodial History
Gift from Mrs. Lispernard Seabury Crocker, 1961 She collected it in Japan in the 1930s. From July 31 to August 5, 1939, the map was in the exhibit entitled "Around the World" in the Historic Warner House, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It was transferred from the artifactual collection of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives by Chang-su Houchins in Arpil 1984.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7161, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7161
NAA INV 10000016

Translation of Title
Translation of Title
Picture of the Sensōji temple in [or of] Mount Kinryū in the eastern capital

Varying Form of Title
Varying Form of Title
Tōto Kinryū-san Sensō-ji zu

Local Note
Local Note
Data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. Mrs. Houchins consulted Laurance P. Roberts, A Dictionary of Japanese Artists, Tokyo and New York, 1976.
Local Note
Color woodblock print

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