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This print is part of Hiroshige's series "Famous Views of Kyoto". The production of wood block prints required the expertise of many craftsmen and supported an entire industry. It was rare that an artist also cut the wood blocks, printed, and distributed his own designs.

Details

  • Title: Gion-sha setchû (Gion Shrine in Snow)
  • 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 2206

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