Yoshiiku Utagawa, Summer Party at Ryogoku, Fireworks

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Artist: Yoshiiku Utagawa (1833-1903)
Title: Summer Party at Ryogoku, Tokyo
Publisher: Yorozuya Magobei
Date: late 19th century (Meiji)
Size: (L)33.8 x 24.8 (C)33.8 x 24.9 (R)33.7 x 24.9 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

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The construction of the Ryogoku Bridge in 1659 helped to shape the city of Edo and later Tokyo. The name of the bridge translates as 'two countries' and referred to the joining of Musashi and Shimosa Province which were prior separated by the Sumida River. It is often said that Edo was a city of rivers and canals, with travelling by boat a common mode of transport for most classes.


Ryogoku Bridge was also a popular spot for fireworks and entertainment in the summer. Crowds would gather on the river shore or on pleasure boats to relax and cool off in the evening after a hot and humid summer day.

Yoshiiku Utagawa


Born the son of teahouse proprietor Asakusa Tamichi in 1833, Yoshiiku became a student of ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi toward the end of the 1840s. His earliest known work dates to 1852 when he provided the backgrounds to some actor prints by his master. Yoshiiku's earliest works were portraits of actors, beauties, and warriors. He later followed Kuniyoshi into making satirical and humorous pieces, and became the leading name in the field after Kuniyosh's death in 1861.

More Information
Print FormatTriptych
ArtistYoshiiku Utagawa
SubjectBeauty & Female, Male & Female, Tattoo Design, Kimono Design
Dimensions(L)33.8 x 24.8 (C)33.8 x 24.9 (R)33.7 x 24.9 cm
Condition ReportTrimmed, backed tear, light soiling and wear.
FoldersIn Store, CB
LocationFolder JP
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