Arts and Designs of Japan
August Selection August 2021

Artist Hiroshige
Title Asakusa River, Great Riverbank, Miyato River
Boats at Ryogoku with a distant view of Asakusa
Series 100 Famous Views of Edo
Date 7/1857
Publisher Uoei
Format Oban (9 5/8" X 14 1/4")
Comment A group of pilgrims in a boat led by a yamabushi (mountain ascetic) blowing a large shell, cross the Sumida River under the Ryogoku Bridge. The original title of this print, Asakusagawa Okawabata Miyatogawa, was changed because it was so confusing. The 3 names are alternatives for the Sumida River.
Price $2100.
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