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Nihon Embankment, Yoshiwara, by Utagawa Hiroshige

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An image of Yoshiwara Nihonzutsumi. Nihon Embankment, Yoshiwara. Hiroshige, Utagawa (Japanese, 1797-1858). No. 100 from the series 'One hundred famous views of Edo' (Meisho Edo hyakkei) in the section for Winter. Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher: Uoei (Uoya Eikichi). Date seal: Snake 4 (4/1857). Censor’s seal: aratame. 1857. The mile-long Nihon Embankment, constructed in 1620, was the final stage in the journey of visitors to the Yoshiwara licensed pleasure quarter (yûkaku), which was situated among rice paddies to the north of the city.

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Yoshiwara Nihonzutsumi. Nihon Embankment, Yoshiwara. Hiroshige, Utagawa (Japanese, 1797-1858). No. 100 from the series 'One hundred famous views of Edo' (Meisho Edo hyakkei) in the section for Winter. Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher: Uoei (Uoya Eikichi). Date seal: Snake 4 (4/1857). Censor’s seal: aratame. 1857. The mile-long Nihon Embankment, constructed in 1620, was the final stage in the journey of visitors to the Yoshiwara licensed pleasure quarter (yûkaku), which was situated among rice paddies to the north of the city.

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  • Accession Number: P.3577-R
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 705 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 735.57kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1
  • Captured: 2013:08:16 11:54:06

Key words

19th Century birds brothel coast coastal colour printing Edo Period embankment evening exterior Fitz_PDP flying flying in formation harem Hiroshige Japan Japanese landscape moon moonlight moonlit night oban palanquin pleasure quarters print river river scene Sumida River taking tea teahouse ukiyo-e Uoya Eikichi Utagawa Hiroshige woodblock woodcut Yoshiwara

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