Hiroshige (1797 - 1858), "Distant View of Kinryuzan Temple and Azuma Bridge"
|Title||Distant View of Kinryuzan Temple and Azuma Bridge|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||One Hundred Famous Views of Edo|
|Size||14 -1/2 x 9 -3/4 "|
|Condition||Good; fading and top two corners are damaged.|
Notes: #39 in the series. The pleasure boat in the foreground of this scene features a stylish, discreetly hidden geisha. The shower of petals fluttering by suggests that she has just enjoyed a day viewing cherry blossoms. Beyond, is the distant view of Kinryuzan Temple. To the right is the huge main hall and the towering five-story pagoda of Asakusa Kannon Temple.