Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night

1857

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重

(Japanese, 1797–1858)
Sheet: 35.6 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.); Overall: 35.6 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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Late in his career, Hiroshige explored the poetic theme of setsugekka, “snow, moon, and flowers,” in a set of three triptychs. This panoramic scene shows the autumn moon over Kanazawa, near Tokyo. Hiroshige’s contemporaries would have recognized the coastline dotted with villages, fishing boats, and the distinctive double-arched bridge at the bottom right.
Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night

Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night

1857

Utagawa Hiroshige

(Japanese, 1797–1858)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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