This print is part of Hiroshige's series "Famous Views of Kyoto". Many of Hiroshige's most successful pieces were images of famous places throughout Japan; his series "53 Stations of the Tokaido" is a classic example.


  • Title: Shijo (The Cool of the Evening at Shijo)
  • 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 9288c

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