Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858)
Minami-Shinagawa and Samezu Coast
From the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), 1857
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Gift of James A. Michener, 1991

This seaweed farm, established around 1670 along the coast of Edo Bay, cultivated nori, the seaweed used to wrap sushi.

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