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Title

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

1853


Artist

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Japan

1797 - 1858


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.


Details


Place where the work was made

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


Artist information

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Works in the collection

26


Place

Where the work was made
Japan