Collection ID:
Utagawa, Hiroshige, 1826?-1869
circa 1861-1863
Physical Description:
10 Prints
22 x 15.5 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Information from Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. Mrs. Houchins has indicated that the material is in two groups under two titles, one being Edo meisho (Famous places of Edo) and Edo meishō zue (Famous views and scenes of Edo). She believes the first title is after an illustrated gazetteer that was published in 1836 that included celebrated temples, scenic places, street scenes, and life activities in Edo and its environs.
Scope and Contents
July 8, 2009 -- Edward F. Strange's book, "The Colour-Prints of Hiroshige," lists Hiroshige's student and adopted son Hiroshige II as the artist of "Edo meisho zue." All except "Ōkawa tan Seishō kō" are among the 57 prints listed by Strange in his catalog of "Edo meisho zue." Strange's list is not comprehensive, however, and based on the title cartouche, it appears that "Ōkawa tan Seishō kō" belongs to the same series.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7340

Translation of Title
Translation of Title
Famous places of Edo

Previously attributed to Hiroshige I in catalog record. Catalog record corrected July 8, 2009.

Local Note
Local Note
Ukiyo-e woodblock color print on paper in the style of chirimen-e (prints that have been crinkled or creped between to beveled boards)

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7340, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Edo (Japan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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