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Shinagawa: Ômori, Gathering the Famous Seaweed (Shinagawa, Ômori, meisan nori tori), cut from sheet 1 of the series Cutout Pictures of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô harimaze zue)

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From a sheet of four designs: caligraphic series title, plus pictures for Nihonbashi, Shinagawa, and Kawasaki stations. MFA impressions: 11.17211 (uncut sheet), 21.8725 (Shinagawa)


(this picture unsigned)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1848–49 (Kaei 1–2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), pl. 171 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #46.01; Tanba 1965, #471


Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 17 x 16.9 cm (6 11/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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