Edo Meisho: Gotenyama, Cherry-blossom Viewing

Accession Number

Edo Meisho: Gotenyama, Cherry-blossom Viewing

Utagawa Hiroshige II

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
mid 19th century

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

8 3/8 in x 13 5/16 in (21.27 cm x 33.81 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);11 13/16 in x 18 7/16 in (30 cm x 46.83 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
Landscape with figures.

Physical Description
People are appreciating the beauty of the cherry blossoms and some are having picnics under the trees. Below the highland where the cherry trees and the people are, the land leads to the fields and hills in the distance. The sky appears to be red along the edge of the hill, suggesting the time as early evening.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area

If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

color woodcuts

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

& Author Notes

Web Use Permitted