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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido Edition): #48 Seki

Accession Number
2011/2.197

Title
The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido Edition): #48 Seki

Artist(s)
Andô Hiroshige

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1831-1834

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
10 in x 15 in (25.4 cm x 38.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi

Subject matter
Post towns were where travelers could take a rest along their journey.

Physical Description
A woodblock print depicting a post town in the Edo period of Japan. There is a wooden structure to the left. It looks like a store, with a list of products hanging on the frame of the door. White flags with a blue circular design hang from the roof to the left and to right near a grouping of trees. Two groups of five men are in front of the structure, five to the left, five towards the center of the image. A thin vertical stick structure is right of center in the foreground.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Japanese (culture or style)
curtains (window hangings)
hats
marketplaces
men (male humans)
stores
travelers (people by activity)

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