Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858)
Yoroi Ferry, Koami-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
Similar in composition to Bamboo Yards, Kyōbashi Bridge (on display nearby), this print shows the seemingly endless row of warehouses that lined the Nihonbashi River and that were used for storing rice, tea, and other staple commodities.
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