Hiroshige: Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
View from the window of a mid-ranking courtesan in the Yoshiwara pleasure district. The signs of the occupant are everywhere, although she is sensed rather than seen. We see tissues, hair pins, a mouth-rinsing bowl and towel--perhaps she has just said goodbye to a client. Her white cat watches with detachment the huge procession of people in the fields of the middle distance. The crowds are gathered for the Torinomachi Festival, the busiest day of the year in the Yoshiwara.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo:plate 101
Seal: Aratame & Snake Year/11th month (1857) 11
Signature: Hiroshige ga