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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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Triptych: 21.7618 (left), 21.7619 (center), 21.7620 (right) 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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban triptychs #1


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 75.7 cm (14 13/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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