Saitō Chōshū (1737–1799)
Saitō Kansai (1772–1818)
Saitō Gesshin (1804–1878)
Hasegawa Settan (d. 1843)
Illustrations of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho zue), vol. 20 of 20
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), 1834–36
Woodblock-printed book; ink on paper
Hill, Norman D., 1938 (1960)

This scene of a pottery studio in Gyōtoku district, along the eastern bank of the Edogawa River, reveals the complex, laborious nature of a kiln firing, quite unlike the quiet, almost wistful mood of Hiroshige’s Kilns and the Hashiba Ferry on the Sumida River, on display nearby.