東海道五十三次之内 蒲原 夜の雪 A Snowy Evening at Kambara Station
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Image: 9 1/2 × 14 1/8 in. (24.1 × 35.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Not on view
Deep snow covers the Kanbara slope in the evening. Fresh snow falling on travelers, houses, trees, and mountains creates a quiet that is broken only by the crunch of footsteps in the snow. This scene is almost entirely imaginary because it rarely snows in this area.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Marking: Seal: Takeuchi
[ Herman A. E. and Paul C. Jaehne , until 1918; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry and Travel in Japanese Art," December 18, 2008–May 31, 2009.