Hiroshige I, Asakusa, Famous Places of Edo
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Artist: Hiroshige I Utagawa (1797-1858)
Title: Asakusa Kinryuzan Temple from the series of Famous Places of Edo
Condition: Thinned margins. Light creases on the margins. Vertical centre fold. Minor spots.
Size: 35.6 x 24.8 cm
Three ladies enjoy their time on the veranda above Kinryuzan Temple at Asakusa.
Kinryuzan (or Kinryuzan Sensoji) was the most popular Buddhist temple in the Edo Period and still remains the most famous Bodhisattva Kannon temple of Asakusa. In the early years of the Tokugawa shogunate, Sensoji was designated as a protecting temple of the Tokugawa clan.
Here, using perspective, Hiroshige captured the essence of the bustling life of the Asakusa - people on their daily errands, walking, laughing, talking. Temple buildings and pine trees (symbol of longevity) in the background peacefully counterpose the lively front of the print.
|Artist Name||Hiroshige Ando|
|Subject||Beauty & Female, Landscapes|
|Dimensions||35.6 x 24.8 cm|
|Series||Famous Places of Edo|