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Kanbara: Night Snow (Kanbara, yoru no yuki), second state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

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No. 16 in the series, second state (sky dark at horizon, no lines in knees of figure at right). MFA impressions: First state: 11.26110, 11.38911, 21.5031 Second state: 06.1183, 11.17295, 11.25156, 11.30429, 21.5032, 42.566, 2009.2411.16


Hiroshige ga 広重画


1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.16


Horizontal ôban; 24.6 x 37.5 cm (9 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper