Ōmi is an area around Lake Biwa near Kyoto. The Shinto shrine Hiyoshi Taisha and the Buddhist temple Ishiyamadera are in the upper right and upper left of the composition, respectively. At center is the pilgrimage route and people in the town before the temple gates. Harvested rice fields to the right and flowering cherry blossom trees at left show seasonal change from winter to spring.

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  • Title: Famous Views of Ōmi
  • Date Created: 1660s-90s
  • Physical Dimensions: Image: 152.8 x 344.1 cm (60 3/16 x 135 1/2 in.); Overall: 165.8 x 357.6 cm (65 1/4 x 140 13/16 in.); Closed: 170 x 11.7 x 61.6 cm (66 15/16 x 4 5/8 x 24 1/4 in.); Panel: 165.8 x 59.6 cm (65 1/4 x 23 7/16 in.); with frame: 169.8 x 361.6 cm (66 7/8 x 142 3/8 in.)
  • Provenance: Nesè Collection, Switzerland, (Marion Hammer, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1983.19.2
  • Medium: One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper
  • Original Title: 近江名所図絵
  • Department: Japanese Art
  • Culture: Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: ASIAN - Folding screen
  • Accession Number: 1983.19.2

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