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This print is part of Hiroshige's series "Famous Views of Kyoto". Hiroshige is considered one of the last masters of the traditional ukiyo-e genre. Following the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the Westernization of Japan touched every aspect of life, including its traditional crafts.

Details

  • Title: Arahiyama (Cherry-Blossom at Arashiyama)
  • Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige
  • Date: 1835
  • Physical Location: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • Provenance: This series was possibly purchased by the Billings women during their trip to Japan in 1898. Alternatively, it may have been a given to the family from their good friend, Sho Nemoto.
  • Contributor: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Catalog Number: MABI 9288a

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