Aug 14, 2014

Women Enjoying the Evening Cool Near Ryogoku Bridge

Women Enjoying the Evening Cool Near Ryogoku Bridge

c. mid 1790s

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Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川 歌麿

(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 37.5 x 24.6 cm (14 3/4 x 9 11/16 in.)

The Fanny Tewksbury King Collection 1956.753.c



People crowding the Ryōgoku Bridge over the Sumida River and those aboard party boats below enjoy summer fireworks. Among a group gathered on the riverbank a little boy stands holding his caged pet cricket in one hand, and a young woman’s hand in the other. At left, a boy with a lantern advertising the name of the restaurant for which he works, “Ōnoshi,” guides two women away.

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