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Title

Hitachi Province, Daijingu Shrine in Kashima (Hitashi Kashima Daijingu)

1853

Artist

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Japan

1797 - 1858

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1853
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodblock print
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 25.4 cm
    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    139.2018
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

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  • About

    Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige) was a Japanese artist specialising in images of the floating world (ukiyo-e), with a particular interest in townscapes and landscapes. Major series he designed for woodblock prints include 'Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido' (Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi) (1833-1834), 'Pictures of famous places of the sixty-odd provinces' (Rokujuyoshu meisho zue) (1853-56) and 'Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji' (Fuji sanjurokkei) 1852 and 1858.

    'Pictures of famous places of the sixty-odd provinces' comprises 68 views from across Japan and a scene of Edo (Tokyo). All images in the series are presented in a vertical format and most from a high vantage point which provides depth to the landscape. This impression from the series illustrates the venerated Shinto Daijingu Shrine in Kashima, marked by the torii gate at the entrance to the shrine which is shown at high tide.

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    Where the work was made

    Japan

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