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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Asakusa Kinryuzan (Kinryuzan temple, Asakusa)

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
Asakusa Kinryuzan (Kinryuzan temple, Asakusa)
Woodblock print, from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei (One hundred views of famous places in Edo), signed Hiroshige ga, date sealed Dragon 7 (1956, 7th month), published by Uoya Eikichi
Vertical oban: 14 x 9 ½ in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm.)

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The Kinryuzan Temple in Asakusa, also known as Sensoji, is one of the most famous sites of Edo and Hiroshige depicted this temple in many of his works. In this print, we see the serene snow scenery of the Nio mon (Guardian Gate) and five-storied pagoda in the distance and Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) with a large lantern in front. The temple retains the busy, festive atmosphere of the Edo period.

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