東海道五十三次之内 蒲原 夜の雪
A Snowy Evening at Kambara Station

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1833–34
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 9 1/2 × 14 1/8 in. (24.1 × 35.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JP486
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.
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.