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
Japanese, Edo period, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month
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.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper