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Kasumigaseki (with kites), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Kôto meisho)

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There are two versions of the Kasumigaseki design, both with the title spelled out completely in hiragana. With kites in the background: 06.588, 11.17220, 21.8920, 54.393 With soap bubbles blown from a bubble pipe: 06.1088, 11.39256, 20.48, 21.8897, 21.8898

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Censors' seal: Tanaka

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24

Japanese, Edo period, about 1844 (Kôka 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #11.5 (kites)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.1 x 36.2 cm (9 1/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.393

Medium or Technique

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

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Asia

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