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Saruwaka-machi Bustling at the Opening of the Theater Season (Saruwaka-machi shibai kaomise han'ei no zu), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

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MFA impressions: 06.877, 06.1262, 21.10020 No publisher's mark on this impression.


Hiroshige ga 広重画


February 1916, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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 1839–42 (Tenpô 10–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-8; Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), pl. 742; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #16.7; Matsuki 1939, #222


Horizontal ôban; 23.7 x 36.7 cm (9 5/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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