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View of the Whirlpools at Awa (Awa Naruto no fûkei), from an untitled set of three triptychs

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MFA impressions: 06.893-5, 21.7618-20, 34.390a-c The set of three triptychs is often interpreted as representing the theme of Snow, Moon, and Flowers, with the whirlpools representing the flowers.


Hiroshige hitsu (on left sheet only) 広重筆


1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter

Japanese, Edo period, 1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #119; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban triptych #01


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 75.5 cm (14 7/8 x 29 3/4 in.), (a): 37.8 x 25.7 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in.), (b): 37.5 x 24.9 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.), (c): 37.6 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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