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Lord Minamoto Yoritomo Returns from Kyoto (Minamoto Yoritomo kô Kyôto yori gekô no zu, R); The Long Bridge over the Toyokawa River at Yoshida Station on the Tokaido Road (Tôkaidô Yoshida eki Toyokawa no nagahashi, L)

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Mounted in an album of 55 prints with the hand-written title "The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863" (Bunkyû san haru no miyako michi).


Ôju Hiroshige hitsu (on right sheet only) 応需広重筆


Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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Source unidentified

Japanese, Edo period, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 2 (1977), pp. 100-1; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 1 (1935), pp. 66-7 (both with slightly different text for title on R sheet, saying that he is going rather than returning)


Vertical ôban triptych; H. 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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