Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858)
Hatsune Riding Ground, Bakuro-chō
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

Like Hiroshige’s Hall of Thirty-three Bays, Fukagawa (on display nearby), which depicts a temple appropriated for non-religious purposes, this print shows a horse-riding grounds that textile artists from nearby Kon’ya-chō district have converted into a studio to dry their bolts of newly dyed fabric.

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