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Asakusa Kinryūzan from the series Famous Places of Tokyo

Famous Places in Tokyo, Kakigara-cho Rice Trading Exchange and Eitai Bridge

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Asakusa Kinryūzan

from the series Famous Places of Tokyo

by Utagawa Kunitoshi, 1887

Azumabashi (Azuma Bridge) from the series Scenic Views of Tokyo

IHL Cat. #1562

About This Print

Kunitoshi did a number of, what can be described as, quick sketches for a few Meiji-era publishers which were turned into sloppily produced prints, including this print.  This print pictures part of the grounds of Kinryūzan Sensoji Temple, which dates back to 628, including the Five-Storied Pagoda (Gojūnotō) first built in 942, Hozomon Gate to its right and Hondō, the main hall, on the left in the foreground.  The area around the temple was filled with shops and was a popular entertainment center, as it is today. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1562
 Title (Description) 浅草金龍山 Asakusa Kinryūzan  
 Series 東京名所 Tokyo meisho (Famous places)
 Artist Utagawa Kunitoshi (1847-1899)
国利画 Kunitoshi ga
 Seal not sealed
 Pub. Date 
1887 (Meiji 20)
Tsutsumi Kichibei 堤吉兵衛 [Kagaya Kichibei] [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 194] (located at Tokyo Nihonbashi Yoshikawachō 5-banchi 日本橋区吉川町五番地)

 Impression fair (mis-registration, but not untypical for many Meiji-era prints; printers marks in margin)
 Colors excellent 
 Condition good
 Genre ukiyo-e; meisho-e
 Format vertical oban
 H x W Paper 
 14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (35.9 x 24.1 cm) 
 H x W Image 13 x 8 3/8 in. (33 x 21.3 cm)
 Collections This Print 
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