Hiroshige's 'Famous Places in Edo' (Mid-1830's - 1858)


The Prints

Many of the prints shown here were printed in multiple editions, at various times: the exact history, relationship of various publication instances, etc. is still being worked out. The dates shown on individual prints are therefore generally the date of the individual print illustrated, not the complete (as far as can be ascertained) publication history of that print.

Prints in all of the series covered here do not appear to have any numbers on them; any number given here is for local reference only.

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Among Famous Places in Edo - Mid-1830's

Characteristics: No title cartouche, title in ground
Publisher: Kansendō (Sen'ichi - Izumiya Ichibei)

There are apparently two fairly different editions of this series; in the later edition, the upper cloud band has been removed, and the lower cloud band has also been altered. See also another re-printing, but with an altered series title.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Sumida tsutsumi uchū no sakura Cherry-trees in the rain [on the] Sumida Embankment Mid-1830's None
-# Eitai-bashi Tsukuda oki isaribune Eitai Bridge and fishing boats off Tsukuda Island ca. 1832-34 None
# Goten-yama no hana-zakari [Cherry-]blossoms in full flower at Goten Hill ca. 1832-34 None
# Ueno Tōeizan Tōeizan [Temple at] Ueno ca. 1832-34 None
# Ryōgoku hanabi Fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1832-34 kiwame

A New Selection of Famous Places in Edo - Mid-1830's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right ground, text in ground
Publisher: Kinshindō (Moriji - Moriya Jihei)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Ueno Tōeizan hana-zakari no zu View of [cherry-]blossoms in full flower [at] Tōeizan [Temple in] Ueno ca. 1839-42 None
-#255k282 Asakusa Kinryūzan Kannon no zu View of Kinryūzan Kannon [Temple at] Asakusa ca. 1839-42 None
-# Shiba Zōjō-ji no zu View of Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba Probably ca. 1839-42 None
-# Asuka-yama hanami no zu Image of cherry-blossom viewing at Asuka Hill ca. 1839-42 None
-# Takanawa nijūroku-ya no zu View of [Moon viewing at] the twenty-sixth night at Takanawa ca. 1839-42 None The publisher's name may be seen on lanterns within the image.
-#81k279, #172k263* Sumida-gawa zutsumi hakuu no zu View of a shower [on the] embankment [of the] Sumida River ca. 1839-42 None
-#135k279, #286k288* Shinobazu ike Shindote haru no kei View of Spring [at] Shindote [by] Shinobazu Pond ca. 1839-42 None
#116k278 Kameido Tenman-gū keidai fuji hana-zaka[ri] no zu View of wisteria in full bloom [in] the precincts [of] the Kameido Tenman Shrine ca. 1839-42 None
#141k253*, #298k289* Shin Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō haru no kei Spring Scene at Naka-no-chō [in the] New Yoshiwara ca. 1839-42 kiwame
#64k282 Nihon-bashi yukibare no zu Clear weather after snow at Nihon Bridge ca. 1839-42 None
# Ryōgoku nōryō hanabi no zu View of fireworks [in the] cool of the evening [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] Mid-1830's None
# Goten-yama manka no zu Image of [cherry-blossoms in] full bloom [at] Goten Hill ca. 1839-42 None
#106k320 Shiba Atago sanjō chōbō no zu View of the outlook [from] the top [of] Atago [Hill in] Shiba ca. 1839-42 None

Eight Views of the Environs of Edo - Mid-1830's

Characteristics: No title cartouche, title in ground
Publisher: Kikakudō (Sanoki - Sanoya Kihei)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Tama-gawa no shūgetsu Autumn Moon on the Tama River Mid-1830's
-#90k300 Azuma no mori no yau Night rain at Azuma Grove Mid-1830's
-# Asuka-yama no bosetsu Evening snow on Asuka Hill Mid-1830's
-# Gyōtoku no kihan Returning sails at Gyōtoku Mid-1830's
-# Haneda no rakutan Descending geese at Haneda Mid-1830's
-# Ikegami no banshō Evening bell at Ikegami Mid-1830's
-# Koganei no sekishō Evening glow at Koganei Mid-1830's
-# Shiba-ura no seiran Haze on a clear day at Shiba Bay Mid-1830's

Famous Places in Edo - Late 1830's or Early 1840's

Characteristics: Single squarish cartouche in right ground
Publisher: Unknown

The second print is a re-publication of a print from an earlier series, with an altered title cartouche, and minor changes in the image (e.g. re-cut fireworks). Other prints from that series were re-published in yet another re-printing, with an altered series title.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Sumida-gawa hana-zakari [Cherry-]blossoms in full flower [on the] Sumida River ca. 1839-42 None
#226k317, 281k323* Ryūgoku hanabi Fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1840-42 None

Among Famous Places in Edo - Late 1830's - Early-1840's

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Unknown

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#42k285 Shin Yoshiwara haru akebono no zu View of a spring morning [in the] New Yoshiwara ca. 1839-42 None (this impression)

Three Views of Famous Places in Edo - Late 1830's or Early 1840's

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in ground
Publisher: Enjudō (Marujin - Maruya Jinpachi)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#21k313* Nihon-bashi yukibare Clear weather after snow [at] Nihon Bridge ca. 1839-42 None An impression is known with the censor seal 'Tanaka', and the publisher's seal; it is missing the two red seals present on this one.
-#55k319 Goten-yama hanami Cherry-blossom viewing [at] Goten Hill ca. 1839-42 None
-#94k323 Ryōgoku natsu no tsuki Summer moon [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1839-42 None An impression is known with the censor seal 'Tanaka', and the publisher's seal. It differs in significant ways from this one: the clouds are the top and bottom are missing; the fireworks are different; and the moon is larger, and in a slightly different location.
-# Takanawa no tsuki Moon at Takanawa 1844-45 Tanaka
-# Shiba Zōjō-ji setchū Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba in the snow ca. 1839-42 None
#85k294 Ueno hana-zakari [Cherry]-blossoms in full flower [at] Ueno ca. 1839-42 None

Famous Places in Edo: All the Bridges - Early 1840's

Characteristics: Single squarish cartouche in ground
Publisher: Kansendō (Sen'ichi - Izumiya Ichibei)

Possibly the earlier print with the same publisher and title cartouche format also belongs to this series.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#134k279 Nihon-bashi Nihon Bridge ca. 1840-42 None

Famous Places in Edo - Early-mid-1840's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche with rounded top and inverse rounded bottom in right ground
Publisher: Yūeidō (Arisei - Aritaya Seiemon)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#132k324 Ueno Tōeizan Tōeizan [Temple at] Ueno Early-mid-1840's None
-#173k262 Takanawa Nijūro-kuya [Moon-viewing at] Takanawa [on the]twenty-sixth night Early-mid-1840's None
-#253k259, #43k285* Shiba Zōjō-ji no zu View of Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba ca. 1840-42 None Impressions with the censor seal 'Tanaka', from 1844-45, are known.
-#113k283 Shiba Atago-yama Atago Hill [in] Shiba Early-mid-1840's None Impressions with the censor seal 'Tanaka', from 1844-45, are known.
-#172k262 Akabane Suiten-gū Suiten Shrine [at] Akabane 1844-45 Tanaka
-#101k270*, #63k330, #186c96 Fukagawa Hachiman yama-biraki Public viewing of the garden [at the] Hachiman [Shrine in] Fukagawa 1843-47 Tanaka?
-# Asakusa Kinryūzan Kinryūzan [Temple at] Asakusa Early-mid-1840's None Most impressions have slanting black lines of rain
#90k255 Kameido Tenman-gū Kameido Tenman Shrine 1844-45 Tanaka
#245k258, #149k267f* Sumida-gawa no tsuki Moon on the Sumida River ca. 1840-42 None
#259k279, #163k284* Kameido umeyashiki Plum garden [at] Kameido 1844-45 Tanaka
# Soto Sakurada Benkei-bori Benkei Moat outside Sakurada 1844-1845 Tanaka
# Meguro Fudō Fudō Temple in Meguro 1844-45 Tanaka
#16k313* Kanda Myōjin yashiro Kanda Myōjin Shrine 1844-45 Tanaka
#64k330 Kasumigaseki no kei View of Kasumigaseki ca. 1840-42 None An impression with a single nanushi censor seal is known; the seal is not definitively readable, but may be 'Watanabe'.
#91k300, #27k317* Ryōgoku ōhanabi Great fireworks display [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1840-42 None
#237k329 Shinobazu no ike Shinobazu Pond 1844-45 Tanaka
# Goten-yama hana-zakari [Cherry]-blossoms in full flower [at] Goten Hill 1844-45 Tanaka
#228k313 Shin Yoshiwara Niwaka no zu View of the Niwaka [Festival in the] New Yoshiwara ca. 1840-42 None
#131k324 Yushima Tenman-gū yukibare no zu View of clear weather after snow [at the] Tenman Shrine [at] Yushima 1844-45 Tanaka

Among Famous Places in Edo - Mid-1840's

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Enjudō (Marujin - Maruya Jinpachi)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#267k259 Shiba Atago-yama yori miharashi no zu Image of the outlook from Atago Hill [in] Shiba 1844-45 Tanaka
#275k258, In Matsuchi-yama Matsuchi Hill 1844-45 Tanaka
#125k283, #20k316 Asuka-yama hanami no zu Image of cherry-blossom viewing at Asuka Hill 1844-45 Tanaka Impressions from an earlier edition, apparently from around 1839-42, are known.

Among Famous Places in Edo - Mid-1840's, 1853/9

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Iseya Chūsuke (Isechū - firm name unknown) / Enjudō (Marujin - Maruya Jinpachi)

Iseya Chūsuke was adopted by Maruya Jinpachi in 10/1853.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#86k323 Kasumigaseki no zu View of Kasumigaseki ca. 1839-42, 1853/9 None
-#1k300, #27k317* Shiba Shinmei shanai no zu View of the precincts [of the] Shimmei [Shrine at] Shiba 1844-45, 1853/9 Tanaka
-#229k319 Asakusa Kinryūzan Benten-yama no zu View of Benten Hill [at] Kinryūza [Temple in] Asakusa Mid-1840's, 1853/9 None (this impression) An impression is known with the censor seal 'Tanaka' and printer's seal (in the right hand margin)
-# Shiba Akabane Suiten-gū Akabane [Bridge] and Suiten Shrine [in] Shiba Mid-1840's, 1853/9 None
-# Sumida-gawa uchū no hana Cherry-blossoms in the rain [by the] Sumida River 1844-45, 1853/9 Tanaka Impressions without the censor and printer seals are known.

Famous Places in Edo - Ca. 1850

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right ground, text in ground
Publisher: Shōrindō (Fujikei - Fujiokaya Keijirō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō sakura dōchū Cherry-blossom procession [at] Naka-no-chō [in the] Yoshiwara ca. 1848-49 None
-# Saruwaka-machi hanjō no zu View of prosperity [in the] Sarukawa District 1846-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
#In Asakusa Higashi Hongan-ji no zu View of Higashi Hongan Temple [at] Asakusa 1849 (either /2 or /5) Kinugasa, Yoshimura
#117k278 Nihon-bashi yukibare no asa Clear morning after snow [at] Nihon Bridge 1846-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
#131k279, #25k294* Eitai-bashi Tsukuda-jima Eitai Bridge [and] Tsukuda Island ca. 1839-1842 None
#132k279 Gohyaku rakan Sazai-dō The Spiral Hall [at the Temple of the] Five Hundred Arhats ca. 1839-1842 None
#260k279, #120k333 Shiba Atago-yama Atago Hill [in] Shiba ca. 1839-1842 None
#144k267* Yushima Tenjin sakaue yori Ikenohata o miru zu Looking toward Ikenohata from the hill of the Yushima Tenjin [Shrine] 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
#145k267* Hori-no-uchi Myōhō-ji Sōshi mōde Visiting the Founder's Hall at Myōhō Temple in Hori-no-uchi 1849 (either /2 or /5) Kinugasa, Yoshimura
#151k267*, #245k292 Susaki Benten no hokora kaijō shiohigari Gathering shellfish in the sea at the Benten Shrine [in] Susaki 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
#245k278* Asakusa Kinryūzan setchū Kinryūzan Temple [at] Asakusa in snow 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
#145k313 Ryōgoku hanabi Fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
#282k283 Ōdenma-chō Daimaru gofukudana no zu Image of the Daimaru dry-goods store [in the] Ōdenma District 1849 (either /2 or /5) Kinugasa, Yoshimura
# Kanda Myōjin Kanda Myōjin [Shrine] ca. 1848-49 None
# Fukagawa Hachiman no yashiro Hachiman Shrine [at] Fukagawa ca. 1839-42 None
# Ōji Inari yashiro Inari Shrine at Ōji ca. 1839-42 None
# Kameido umeyashiki Plum Garden [at] Kameido 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
# Asuka-yama hanami no zu Image of cherry-blossom viewing at Asuka Hill 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
#66k330 Shiba Zōjō-ji mae no kei View of [the front of] Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
# Goten-yama manka no zu Image of [cherry blossoms in] full bloom [at] Goten Hill 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
# Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō sakura toki Cherry-blossom time [at] Naka-no-chō [in the] Yoshiwara ca. 1839-42 None
# Yushima Tenjin saka-ue yori Ikenohata o miru zu Looking toward Ikenohata from the hill-top [at the] Yushima Tenjin [Shrine] 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura
# Kasumigaseki Kasumigaseki 1847-48 Muramatsu, Yoshimura

Famous Places in Edo - Ca. 1850's

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Not certain

Some sources give the publisher of the Yoshiwara print as Kinkyōdō (Yamashō - Yamadaya Shōjirō). It (and the other print here) do certainly follow the title and cartouche format of other Kinkyōdō prints.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#73k287, #224k317 Saruwaka-machi shibai kaomise hanei no zu View of crowds [going to] kaomise [Kabuki] plays [in the] Saruwaka District ca. 1850's None (this impression) There is a lot of uncertainty as to the date of this print. Some sources give 1855, others give ca. 1839-42.
-# Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō sakura no monbi Cherry-blossom Festival [at] Naka-no-chō [in the] Yoshiwara ca. 1850's None (this impression) One source gives an alternative transcription of the end of the sub-title, no ushiro-muki ('facing back'), but this does not seem to produce a viable meaning.

Famous Places in Edo - 1853/3-11

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Kinkyōdō (Yamashō - Yamadaya Shōjirō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#49k280 Sumida-gawa haru no kei View of Springtime [on the] Sumida River 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-#190k280 Ryōgoku-bashi yūsuzumi Enjoying the evening cool at Ryōgoku Bridge 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-#103k278 Asuka-yama hanami no zu Image of cherry-blossom viewing at Asuka Hill 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-#In, #221k308 Nihon-bashi Edo-bashi Nihon Bridge [and] Edo Bridge 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
-#52k280, 167k299* Susaki hatsu hinode New [Year] Sun-rise [at] Susaki 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-#244k279 Takanawa aki no kei View of Autumn [at] Takanawa 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-#197k280 Tsukuda-jima Sumiyoshi no sha Sumiyoshi Shrine [at] Tsukuda Island 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-# Ōji Takino-gawa Waterfall River [at] Ōji 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
-#107k278 Ochanomizu Ochanomizu 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
-#144k279, #288k289* Goten-yama hana-zakari [Cherry]-blossoms in full flower [at] Goten Hill 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-#145k279 Asakusa Kinryūzan keidai no zu View of the precincts [of] Kinryūzan [Temple at] Asakusa 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
-#106k278* Atago-yama kitsurei shōgatsu mikka Bishamon no tsukai The messenger of Bishamon on the third day of the New Year Festival, an old custom at Atago Hill 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
-#50k280 Shinagawa Kaian-ji momiji-mi Viewing Autumn foliage [at] Kaian Temple [in] Shinagawa 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
-#194k280 Kasumigaseki chōbō View [of] Kasumigaseki 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
#99k278, 153k267* Kameido Tenman-gū keidai Precincts [of the] Tenman Shrine [at] Kameido 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
#102k278, #75k287 Ueno Shinobazu ike Benten no yashiro Benten Shrine [at] Shinobazu [in] Ueno 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
#143k279, #118k283* Ōji Takino-gawa Waterfall River in Ōji 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
#239k279, #253k282*, #264k295* Ueno Tōeizan keidai Precincts [of the] Toeizan [Temple at] Ueno 1853/8 Kinugasa, Murata
#189k280 Matsuchi-yama Saruwaka-machi Kinryūzan Saruwaka District and Kinryūzan Temple seen from Matsuchi Hill 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
# Kameido umeyashiki Plum Garden [at] Kameido 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe
# Shin Yoshiwara Nihon-zutsumi mikaeri no yanagi The Willow Tree of Farewells to Guests [at the] Nihon Embankment [in the] New Yoshiwara 1853/11 Mera, Watanabe

Among Famous Places in Edo - 1853/9

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Iseya Chūsuke (Isechū - firm name unknown) / Enjudō (Marujin - Maruya Jinpachi)

Iseya Chūsuke was adopted by Maruya Jinpachi in 10/1853.

This series includes prints by other artists.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#254k282, #228k319 Kompira-gū Aoi-zaka no fūkei Scenery of the Hollyhock Slope [at] Kompira Shrine 1853/9 Hama, Magomi
-#20k313 Shinagawa no eki kai The ocean [at] Shinagawa Station 1853/9 Hama, Magomi
-#3k300 Yotsuya Tsunohazu Jūni-sō ike Kumano yashiro The Pond of the Twelve Shrines [at the] Kumano Shrine [at] Tsunohazu [in] Yotsuya 1853/9 Hama, Magomi
# Asakusa Kanzeon Raijin-mon The Gate [of the] Thunder God [at the] Kannon Temple [in] Asakusa 1853/9 Hama, Magomi By Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II)
#89k293 Ōji Takino-gawa kōyō no fūkei Scene of maple leaves [at the] Waterfall River [in] Ōji 1853/9 Hama, Magomi

Famous Places in Edo - 1854/4-11

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Kinkyōdō (Yamashō - Yamadaya Shōjirō)

This is probably a continuation of the series of the same name from 1853/3-11, as it has the same publisher, and title cartouche format. Note that no impressions are known with different censor seals, so this probably is a later continuation, not a re-publication.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#147k279 Asakusa Higashi Gomon-zeki Higashi Hongan Temple [at] Asakusa 1854/11 aratame
-#In Hongō no kei View of the Hongō [District] 1854/4 aratame
-#192k280, #22k294* Fukagawa Hachiman-gū Hachiman Shrine 1854/4 aratame
-#191k280 Soto Sakurada Outer Sakurada 1854/4 aratame
-#242k279 Ōhashi Nakazu Mitsuma Ōhashi, Nakazu [and] Mitsuma 1854/11 aratame
-#241k279 Kanda Myōin The Myōin [Shrine at] Kanda 1854/4 aratame
-#142k279, #152k267* Shiba Zōjō-ji Zōjō Temple [at] Shiba 1854/4 aratame
#240k279 Meguro Fudō-son Sacred Fudo [in] Meguro 1854/11 None
#48k280 Tenman-gū Tenman Shrine at Yushima 1854/11 aratame
#51k280 Tsukiji Nishi Gomon-zeki Nishi Hongan Temple [at] Tsukiji 1854/11 aratame

Famous Places in Edo - 1854/7I

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche with rounded top and inverse rounded bottom in right ground
Publishers: Yūeidō (Arisei - Aritaya Seiemon)
Sansendō (Yamajin - Yamashiroya Jinbei)

This series was apparently produced by two different publishers. For prints from this series, impressions are known with the same censor seals, but with differing publisher seals, so it is not absolutely clear which publisher was the original (if it was not a joint production, such things being not unknown in ukiyo-e, although it is thought to have been Aritaya Seiemon.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Takanawa tsuki no kei View of the Moon [at] Takanawa 1854/7I aratame
-#114k283 Goten-yama hana-zakari [Cherry]-blossoms in full flower [at] Goten Hill 1854/7I aratame
-#256k282 Sumida-gawa Mimeguri tsutsumi The Mimeguri Embankment [on the] Sumida River 1854/7I aratame An impression is known with the same censor seals, but a different publisher seal.
-# Ueno Tōeizan Tōeizan Temple in Ueno 1854/7I aratame
#2k271* Tameike Sannō no yashiro The Reservoir and the Sannō Shrine 1854/7I aratame
#38k280 Shinobazu no ike Shinobazu Pond 1854/7I aratame
#257k282 Kameido Tenman-gū Kameido Tenman Shrine 1854/7I aratame
#115k283 Kanda Myojin Kanda Myojin [Shrine] 1854/7I aratame
#120k283 Akabane Suiten-gū Suiten Shrine [at] Akabane 1854/7I aratame
#288k293 Kasumigaseki Kasumigaseki 1854/7I aratame An impression is known with the same censor seals, but a different publisher seal.
# Soto Sakurada Benkei-bori Benkei Moat [at the] Outer Sakurada 1854/7I aratame An impression is known with the same censor seals, but a different publisher seal.
#221k317 Shiba Zōjō-ji Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba 1854/7I aratame Contains a sub-title in the ground: "View of the outlook [over] the city [from] the upper level [of] the lesser temple gate (Jū-sanmon ue shichū chōbō no zu)" (the reading, but not the translation, is somewhat uncertain - e.g. 'ue' might actually be read as 'kami' in this particular circumstance).
# Shiba Atago-yama Atago Hill in Shiba 1854/7I None
# Asakusa Kinryūzan Kinryūzan [Temple in] Asakusa 1854/7I aratame
# Yushima Tenman-gū Tenman Shrine at Yushima 1854/7I aratame
# Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō Naka-no-chō [in the] Yoshiwara 1854/7I aratame
# Ryōgoku-bashi hanabi Fireworks [at] Ryōgoku Bridge 1854/7I aratame
# Asuka-yama no hana Cherry-blossoms at Asuka Hill 1854/7I aratame
# Kameido umeyashiki Plum Garden [at] Kameido 1854/7I aratame

Famous Places in Edo - 1854/8

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Enjudō (Marujin - Maruya Jinpachi)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#18k313 Susaki Benten no yashiro kaijō shiohigari Gathering shellfish in the sea [at] the Benten Shrine [in] Susaki 1854/8 aratame

Among Famous Places in Edo - 1854/8

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Enjudō (Marujin - Maruya Jinpachi)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#In Ryōgoku-bashi shita yūsuzumi Enjoying the evening cool under the Ryōgoku Bridge 1854/8 aratame

Famous Places in Edo - 1856/2

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Kinkyōdō (Yamashō - Yamadaya Shōjirō)

This is probably again a continuation of the series of the same name from 1854/4-11, as it has the same publisher, and title cartouche format.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#100k278 Shin Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō sakura toki Cherry-blossom time [at] Naka-no-chō [in the] New Yoshiwara 1856/2 aratame

Famous Places in Edo - Late 1850's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in ground, text in ground
Publisher: Kinshindō (Moriji - Moriya Jihei)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#118k278, #119k278* Ryōgoku nōryō Evening cool [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] 1857/9 aratame
#143k267* Kanda Myōjin Kanda Myōjin [Shrine] 1857/9 aratame
# Ryōgoku hanabi no zu View of fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] 1858/7 None
#281k283 Asakusa Kinryūzan Kinryūzan [Temple at] Asakusa 1857/9 aratame
# Ueno hana-zakari [Cherry-]blossoms in full flower at Ueno 1857/9 aratame

Famous Places in Edo - 1858/3

Characteristics: Double cartouche (one square, one vertical) in right ground
Publisher: Kinkyōdō (Yamashō - Yamadaya Shōjirō)

This is probably a further continuation of the previous series series of the same name, as it too has the same publisher, and title cartouche format. Again, no impressions are known with different censor seals, so this again is probably a later continuation, not a re-publication.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#41k280 Ryōgoku-bashi chōbō ryōriya Restaurant [with a] view [of the] Ryōgoku Bridge 1858/3 None
-#104k278 Saruwaka-machi San-za The three Kabuki theatres [in the] Saruwaka District 1858/3 None
-#146k279, #118k273* Asakusa okuyama hana-yashiki The public flower garden [in the] inner precincts [at] Asakusa [Temple] 1858/3 None
#98k278 Ueno Chū-dō Futatsu-dō The Central Hall [and] Double Hall [at] Ueno 1858/3 None
#101k278 Koji-machi-dori gofuku-ten Dry-goods stores [on] Koji District Street 1858/3 None
#243k279 ōdenma-chō gofuku-ten Dry-goods stores [in the] Ōdenma District 1858/3 None
#39k280 Torano-mon soto Konpi[ra]-sha Aoi-zaka Outside Torano Gate: Konpira Shrine [and] Hollyhock Slope 1858/3 None
#40k280 Suruga-chō Suruga District 1858/3 None
#47k280 Akabane Suiten-gū Suiten Shrine [at] Akabane 1858/3 None
#193k280* Sukiya-gashi yori Hibi[ya] soto o miru Outside Hibiya, seen from Sukiya-gashi 1858/3 None
#196k280 Tama-gawa no sato Village on the Tama River 1858/3 None
# Shiba Shinmei-gū Shinmei Shrine [in] Shiba 1858/3 None

Acknowledgements

Thanks especially to the compilers of "The Edward Burr Van Vleck Collection of Japanese Prints" (Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990), who made the first attempt known to this author to bring some order to this vast confusion, and whose work has been the tall shoulders upon which this online extension stands.

Thanks also to Fuji Arts, whose Web-site was the source of many additional prints; the Museum of Fine Arts, whose excellent Web-site of their collection provided many images, captions, etc; and John Resig, whose Japanese Woodblock Print Search site has been a great help in locating good images of these prints.



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