Nagakubo (Station 28) from the series Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido

Hiroshige1835 or 1836

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

The inland road connecting Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto, the Kisokaidō had 69 post stations, similar to contemporary freeway rest areas. These prints of the mountainous Kisokaidō offered urban print collectors views of scenic spots without the inconveniences of travel.

Moonlight silhouettes travelers leaving the Nagakubo station, while a figure with a walking stick approaches it across the Wada Bridge. In the foreground, a man leading his weary horse gazes at the moon while children play with dogs.

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  • Title: Nagakubo (Station 28) from the series Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido
  • Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858)
  • Date Created: 1835 or 1836
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 22.8 x 35.4 cm (9 x 13 15/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Mrs. Henry S. Upson, Cleveland, OH, ?-1942, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1942-present
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1942.144
  • Medium: color woodblock print
  • Department: Japanese Art
  • Culture: Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry S. Upson
  • Collection: Japanese Art
  • Accession Number: 1942.144

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