Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858)
The Paulownia Fields at Akasaka
From the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), 1856
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Gift of James A. Michener, 1991

Behind the paulownia trees in the foreground appears Tameike (literally, "storage pond"), a reservoir that formed part of the outer moat of Edo Castle.

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