Hiroshige's 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital' (1831 - 1856)


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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Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - 1831

Characteristics: No title cartouche, title in right ground; writing in right margin
Publisher: Shōeidō (Kawashō - Kawaguchiya Shōzō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Massaki boshun no kei View of late spring [at] Massaki ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Ryōgoku no yoizuki Evening Moon at Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Takanawa no meigetsu Full Moon at Takanawa ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Susaki yuki no hatsuhi New Year Sun-rise with snow [at] Susaki ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Sumida-gawa haza-kura no kei View of cherry-trees in leaf [on the] Sumida River ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Tsukuda-jima hatsu hototogisu First cuckoo [at] Tsukuda Island ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Goten-yama no yūza-kura Evening cherry-trees at Goten Hill ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Shinobu-gaoka hasu-ike no zu View of the Lotus Pond [at] Shinobu Hill ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Shin-Yoshiwara asa-zakura no zu View of cherry-trees [at] dawn [at the] New Yoshiwara ca. 1831-32 kiwame
-# Shiba-ura shiohi no zu View of low tide [at] Shiba Bay ca. 1831-32 kiwame

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Mid-1830's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right margin
Publisher: Kikakudō (Sanoki - Sanoya Kihei)

There are two editions of this series; the first edition is from the 1830s, and the second from the 1840s; the latter has censorship seals of the latter period.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#123k266* Kaian-ji kōyō no zu View of Autumn foliage [at] Kaian Temple ca. 1832-38 kiwame An impression with a 'Tanaka' censor seal is also known.
-#In Nagata-baba Sannō-gū Sannō Shrine at Nagata riding grounds ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#In, #303k283* Shiba Zōjō-ji sannai no zu View of the precincts [of] Zōjo Temple [in] Shiba ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#185k280* Suruga-chō no zu View of the Suruga District ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#34k268 Massaki yukibare no zu View of clear weather after snow [at] Massaki ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#144k272*, #198k298* Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō yozakura Cherry-blossoms at night at Naka-no-chō [in the] Yoshiwara ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-# Asakusa Kinryūzan toshi no ichi gunshū Crowds at the year-end market at Kinryūzan [Temple in] Asakusa ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#128k266, #169k284* Takanawa no yūkei Evening View of Takanawa ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#In, 189k266, #121k283* Gohyaku rakan Sazai-dō The Spiral Hall [at the Temple of the] Five Hundred Arhats ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-# Shiba Akabane-bashi no zu View of Akabane Bridge [in] Shiba ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#172k266, #9k296* Nichō-machi shibai no zu View of kabuki theatres [in the] Nichō District ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#181k266 Tōeizan no zu View of Tōeizan [Temple at] Ueno ca. 1832-38 kiwame
#In Kanda Myōjin higashizaka Eastern Approach to the Myōjin [Shrine in] Kanda ca. 1832-38 kiwame
#127k266 Eitai-bashi Fukagawa shinchi Eitai Bridge [and] new land at Fukagawa ca. 1835-38 kiwame
#258k279, #287k293, #226k322 Ochanomizu no zu View of Ochanomizu ca. 1832-1839 kiwame
#186k280, #132k266* Shiba Shinmei keidai Precincts [of the] Shiba Shinmei [Shrine] ca. 1832-38 kiwame
#134k266*, #161k292* Nihon-bashi no hakuu Rain shower at the Nihon Bridge ca. 1832-38 kiwame
#160k284* Takanawa no zu View of Takanawa ca. 1835-38 kiwame

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Mid-late-1830's

Characteristics: Single squarish cartouche in ground
Publisher: Nunokichi

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Shiba Shinmei sairei Festival [at] the Shinmei [Shrine in] Shiba ca. 1840-42 None
-# Shiba Zōjōji setchū no zu View of Zōjō Temple [at] Shiba in the Snow ca. 1840-42 None
-# Kanda Myōjin keidai yukibare no zu View of clear weather after snow [in the] precincts [of the] Myōjin [Shrine in] Kanda ca. 1840-42 None
-#65k287 Asuka-yama hana-zakari [Cherry]-blossoms in full flower [at] Asuka Hill ca. 1840-42 None
#91k281, #252k282* Kasumigaseki yūkei Evening view of Kasumigaseki ca. 1840-42 None
# Shiba Atago-yama sanjō yori miharashi no zu View of the outlook [from] the top [of] Atago Hill [in] Shiba ca. 1840-42 None
# Shin Yoshiwara Naka-no-chō yozakura Cherry-blossoms at night [in] Naka-no-chō [in the] New Yoshiwara ca. 1840-42 None
#77k287 Takanawa tsuki-yo Moonlit evening [at] Takanawa ca. 1840-42 None
# Asakusa Kinryūzan Kinryūzan [Temple at] Asakusa ca. 1840-42 None
# Matsuchi-yama no zu View of Matsuchi Hill ca. 1840-42 None
#56k285, #133k324* Shiba Akabane Suiten-gū Akabane [Bridge and] Suiten Shrine [in] Shiba ca. 1840-42 None

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Late 1830's

Characteristics: No title cartouche, title in ground
Publisher: Shōeidō (Kawashō - Kawaguchiya Shōzō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Ueno Tōeizan Tōeizan [Temple in] Ueno ca. 1839-42 kiwame
-#24k313 Sumida-gawa hana-zakari [Cherry-]blossoms in full flower [along the] Sumida River ca. 1839-42 kiwame
-# Shin Yoshiwara Nihon-zutsumi Emon-zaka akebono Dawn [on the] Emon Slope [and the] Nihon Embankment [near the] New Yoshiwara ca. 1839-42 None
# Takanawa yū-kei Evening view of Takanawa ca. 1843-47 None* Apparently an impression is known with a censor seal, which is likely the source of the attribution as to the date
# Nihon-bashi setchū Nihon Bridge in snow ca. 1839-42 None* An impression is known with a Hama seal, dating it to 1843-46
# Asuka-yama hanami Cherry-blossom viewing [at] Asuka Hill ca. 1839-42 kiwame
# Goten-yama manka [Cherry-trees in] full bloom [at] Goten Hill ca. 1839-42 None

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Late 1830's

Characteristics: Single squarish cartouche in ground
Publisher: Unknown

This is likely part of the series above by Nunokichi.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Ochanomizu Ochanomizu Late 1830's
#210k280, #82k294 Gohyaku Rakan Sazai-dō The Spiral Hall [at the Temple of the] Five Hundred Arhats ca. 1840-42 None

Among Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Late 1830's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in ground, text in ground
Publisher: Kikakudō (Sanoki - Sanoya Kihei)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Teppōzu Tsukuda shinkei True view [of] Teppōzu [and] Tsukuda [Island] ca. 1840-42 kiwame
-# Shiba Shinmei sairei no zu View of the festival [at the] Shimmei [Shrine in] Shiba ca. 1840-42 None
-#116k283 Asuka-yama hanami no zu View of flower viewing [at] Asuka Hill ca. 1840-42 None
# Takanawa nijūroku-ya no zu View of [Moon watching at] Takanawa [on the] twenty-sixth night ca. 1840-42 None
# Horinouchi Senbu mōde [Going to the] Senbu ceremony [in] Horinouchi ca. 1840-42 None
# Ryōgoku hanabi no zu View of fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1840-42 None
#160k289 Shin Yoshiwara Niwaka no zu View of the Niwaka [festival in the] New Yoshiwara ca. 1840-42 None
# Shiba Zōjō-ji no zu View of Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba ca. 1840-42 None
# Goten-yama hana-zakari no zu View of [cherry-]blossoms in full flower [at] Goten Hill ca. 1840-42 None
#117k283 Yuki no asa Susaki no hatsu-hi[no]de Sunrise on New Year's Day at Susaki, a snowy morning ca. 1840-42 None

Among Assorted Hills [at] Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Late 1830's to Early 1840's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche with rounded top and inverse rounded bottom in right margin, text in ground Publisher: Kinkyōdō (Yamashō - Yamadaya Shōjirō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
# Edomi-zaka no zu Image of Edo-viewing Hill ca. 1839-42 None

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Late 1830's to Mid-1840's

Characteristics: No title cartouche, title in ground
Publisher: Unknown

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#207k280, #64k288 Takanawa no zu View of Takanawa ca. 1839-42

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Late 1830's to Mid-1840's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right margin
Publisher: Kikakudō (Sanoki - Sanoya Kihei)

This is very similar to the preceding series of the same title by Sanoki with a similar title cartouche layout, differing only in the different publisher seal.

For some prints here, they are republication of originals from ca. 1832-38; i.e. there are two editions of this series, a first edition from ca. 1832-38, and a re-printed edition from the 1840s (with censorship seals of that period).

This series is very likely to not be a separate series, but just a later edition of the earlier one. It may, however, be an extension of the earlier edition (i.e. it may include new images for which no earlier printing exist). It will necessitate a careful gathering of data on variant printings to settle these questions.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#302k267, #177k266 Kameido Tenjin fuji [no] hana Wisteria flowers [at] Kameido ca. 1839-42 kiwame
-#37k280, #184k266* Nippori Nippori [Village] ca. 1835-38 kiwame
-#130k266 Shiba Atago-yama no zu View of Atago Hill [in] Shiba ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#174k266, #131k292* Yoshiwara yozakura no zu Cherry-trees at night in the Yoshiwara ca. 1835-38 kiwame
-#124k266* Shiba Zōjō-ji Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba ca. 1835-38 kiwame
-#287k288 Azuma no mori Azuma Grove ca. 1839-42 None
-#35k280, #141k272*, #125k266, #122k283* Dōkan-yama mushi-kiki no zu View of cricket-listening [at] Dōkan Hill ca. 1839-42 None
-# Matsuchi-yama ue mibarashi no zu Splendid view from the top of Matsuchi Hill ca. 1832-38 None
-#126k266, #283k323f* Shiba Akabane no yuki Snow at Akabane [in] Shiba ca. 1832-38 kiwame
-#175k266 Ryōgoku-bashi hanabi no zu View of fireworks [at] Ryōgoku Bridge ca. 1835-38 kiwame
#136k279, #186k266* Kameido ume yashiki no zu View of the plum garden at Kameido ca. 1832-38 kiwame
#178k266 Goten-yama yūkyō Amusements at Goten Hill ca. 1839-1842 None
#188k280 Yanagishima Myōken-dō Myōken Hall in Yanagishima ca. 1839-42 None
#100k270*, #195k297 Asakusa Kinryūzan toshi no ichi Year-end fair at Kinryūzan Temple [in] Asakusa ca. 1835-38 kiwame
#133k266*, 252k278f* Ōji Takinogawa Waterfall River [at] Ōji ca. 1839-42 None


Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Ca. 1840

Characteristics: No title cartouche, title in ground
Publisher: Jukakudō (Marusei - Maruya Seijirō)

Reportedly there are two editions of this series: a first, from ca. 1839-42; and a second, from 1844-45.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#74k287 Nihon-bashi uoichi Fish market at Nihon Bridge ca. 1839-42 None
-# Shiba Akabane Zōjō-ji Akabane [Bridge and] Zōjō Temple [in] Shiba ca. 1839-42 None
-#89k300 Ryōgoku hanabi Fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1839-42 None
#25k272*, #22k313 Shin Yoshiwara New Yoshiwara ca. 1839-42 None
# Asakusa Kinryūzan Kinryūzan [Temple at] Asakusa ca. 1839-42 None
# Soto Sakurada Benkei-bori sakura no i Cherry-tree well [at] Benkei Moat outside Sakurada 1844-45 Tanaka Note the way in which the censor seal was added by carving into the solid ground of the blue block, rather than adding a plug to the key block.
# Ueno Kiyomizu-dō yori Shinobazu o miru zu Looking toward Shinobazu Pond from the Kiyomizu Hall in Ueno ca. 1839-42 None

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Ca. 1840

Characteristics: Single irregular vertical cartouche in ground
Publisher: Shōfukudō (Jōkin - Jōshūya Kinzō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Asakusa Kinryūzan setchū no zu View of Kinryūzan [Temple at] Asuka in snow ca. 1840-42 None
-# Ryōgoku-bashi nōryō dai-hanabi Enjoying the evening cool [at the] great fireworks [at] Ryōgoku Bridge ca. 1840 None

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital: Eight Views of the Sumida River - Ca. 1840

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right ground, text in ground
Publisher: Kikakudō (Sanoki - Sanoya Kihei)

The series title is in the vertical cartouche; the series subtitle is in the ground (right side of text block), along with the individual scene name (left side of text block).


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
# Kinryūzan [no] banshō Vesper bells [at] Kinryūzan [Temple in Asakusa] ca. 1840
#50k321 Matsuchi-yama [no] seiran Clearing storm [at] Matsuchi Hill ca. 1840
#119k283 Mimeguri [no] bosetsu Evening snow [at] Mimeguri [Shrine] ca. 1840
# Massaki [no] ya-u Evening rain [at] Massaki ca. 1840
# Mokubo-ji [no] aki [no] tsuki Autumn Moon [at] Mokubo Temple ca. 1840
#204k280 Azuma-bashi [no] kihan Returning sails [at] Azuma Bridge ca. 1840
# Imado [no] yūshō Evening glow [at] Imado ca. 1840
# [no] rakugan Descending geese [at] Hashiba ca. 1840

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Early-1840's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche with rounded top and inverse rounded bottom in right ground, text in ground
Publisher: Tenjudō (Ekichi - Ezakiya Kichibei)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
# Takanawa tsuki no kei View of the Moon [at] Takanawa ca. 1840-42 None
# Goten-yama manka no zu [Cherry-trees in] full bloom [at] Goten Hill ca. 1840-42 None
# Yoshiwara Nihon-zutsumi yuki no asa Snowy morning [at] Nihon Embankment [in the] Yoshiwara ca. 1840-42 None

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Early-1840's

Characteristics: Single squarish cartouche in ground
Publisher: Yorozuya Kichibei (Mankichi - firm name unknown)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
# Ryōgoku hanabi no zu View of fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] ca. 1840-42 None
# Matsuchi-yama no yuki Snow at Matsuchi Hill ca. 1840-42 kiwame
# Yoshiwara nen-rei no zu View of New Year visits [in the] Yoshiwara ca. 1840-42 kiwame
# Susaki shiohi zu View [of] Susaki [at] low tide ca. 1840-42 None

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Mid-1840's

Characteristics: No title cartouche, title in ground
Publisher: Masugin - Masudaya Ginjirō

There seem to be two editions; an earlier one without censor seals, and the later one with 'Hama' seals; it is theorized that the earlier edition was produced by a different publisher.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Tsukuda-jima Fukugawa Tsukuda Island [and] Fukugawa 1843-46 Hama
#21k309 Ryōgoku hanabi Fireworks [at] Ryōgoku [Bridge] 1843-46 Hama
# Kasumigaseki Sannō matsuri nerikomi no zu View of the Sannō Festival parade [at] Kasumigaseki ca. 1840-42 None Note that the second word (Meisho) of the title has been left off the caption.
# Shinobazu no ike Shinobazu Pond ca. 1840-42? None Impressions with the censor seal 'Hama' are known.

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Mid-1840's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right ground, text in ground
Publisher: Unknown

These prints may be part of a series listed below, with a known publisher.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#120k273 Asakusa-gawa Kinryūzan Azuma-bashi The Asakusa River, Kinryūzan [Temple, and] Azuma Bridge 1843-46 Hama
#205k280 Ueno Tōeizan Tōeizan [Temple at] Ueno 1843-46 None
# Yuki no asa Susaki no hinode Sunrise at Susaki, a snowy morning 1843-46 Hama
# Takanawa yūkei Evening view [of] Takanawa 1843-46 Hama

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Mid-1840's

Characteristics: Single irregular horizontal cartouche in middle ground
Publisher: Eikyūdō (Yamamotoya Heikichi)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#280k323 Mimeguri tsutsumi Matsuchi-yama enbō Distant view [of] Matsuchi Hill [from the] Mimemguri Embankment 1844-45 Tanaka
-# Asuka-yama manka no zu View of [cherry-trees in] full bloom [at] Asuka Hill 1844-45 Tanaka
-# Kasumigaseki no zu View of Kasumigaseki 1843-46 Muramatsu
# Takanawa tsuki no kei View of the Moon [at] Takanawa 1844-45 Tanaka
#126k283 Asakusa Kinryūzan no zu View of Kinryūzan [Temple at] Asakusa 1843-46 Muramatsu
# Tsukuda-jima Sumiyoshi yashiro Sumiyoshi Shrine [at] Tsukuda Island 1844-45 Tanaka
# Suruga-chō no zu View of the Suruga District 1843-46 Muramatsu
# Ueno Shinobazu hasu ike Lotus Pond [at] Shinobazu [in] Ueno 1844-45 Tanaka
# Goten-yama hanami no zu View of cherry-blossom viewing [at] Goten Hill 1844-45 Tanaka

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Mid-1840's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in ground, text in ground
Publisher: Sengyokudō (Etatsu - Ezakiya Tatsuzō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#164k284 Sumida-gawa hana-zakari no zu View of [cherry-]blossoms in full flower [along] the Sumida River 1843-46 Hama An impression with no censor seal is also known
# Shiba Zōjō-ji sanmon-biraki The opening [of the] temple gate [at] Zōjō Temple [at] Shiba 1842-43 Taka

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Mid-late-1840's

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right margin
Publisher: Kikakudō (Sanoki - Sanoya Kihei)

This may again be a re-publication/extension of an earlier series; see the comments on that series.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
#79k265, #227k273*, #197k298* Matsuchi-yama no zu View of Matsuchi Hill 1844-45 Tanaka Impressions with the censor seal kiwame, from ca. 1832-38, are also known.
#80k265, 187k266 Sumida tsutsumi hanami no zu View of cherry-blossoms [on the] Sumida Embankment 1849-1850 Kinugasa, Watanabe
#129k266 Asakusa Gomonzeki Higashi Hongan Temple at Asakusa 1849-50 Kinugasa, Watanabe
#180k266, #55k296* Fukagawa Sanjūangen-dō The Hall of Thirty-three Bays in Fukagawa 1849-50 Kinugasa, Watanabe
#183k266, #279k283* Yoshiwara yuki no asa Snowy morning in the Yoshiwara 1849-50 Kinugasa, Watanabe
#275k271 Tsukiji Gomonzeki Nishi Hongan Temple at Tsukiji 1851 Mera, Watanabe
#161k284* Shiba Shinmei miya Shinmei Shrine [at] Shiba 1849-50 Kinugasa, Watanabe Contains a sub-title in the ground: "View of Shinto music and dancing [at the] break of dawn [at the] august temple (Omiya gen-sho kagura no zu)" (the reading, but not the translation, is somewhat uncertain - e.g. 'sho' might actually be read as 'akebono' here).

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - Ca. 1850

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche with rounded top and inverse rounded bottom in right ground
Publisher: Jukakudō (Marusei - Maruya Seijirō)

Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Shiba Zōjō-ji setchū no zu View of Zōjō Temple [at] Shiba in snow 1847-50 Mera, Murata
-#17k313 Goten-yama manka [Cherry-trees in] full bloom [at] Goten Hill 1847-50 Mera, Murata
-#53k319 Kameido Tenman-gū keidai no zu View of the precincts [of the] Tenman [Shrine at] Kameido 1847-50 Mera, Murata
#23k313 Sumida-gawa Hashiba no watashi Hashiba Ferry on the Sumida River 1847-50 Mera, Murata
# Ueno Tōeizan Tōeizan [Temple at] Ueno 1847-1850 Mera, Murata
#190k318 Shiba Shinmei sairei Festival [at the] Shiba Shinmei [Shrine] 1847-50 Mera, Murata
# Matsuchi-yama ue yori Saruwaka-machi o miru zu Looking toward the Saruwaka District from the top of Matsuchi Hill 1847-50 Mera, Murata

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - 1853/6

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

The situation with this series of prints (many of which are unsigned) is complex; what follows is the best current understanding. The prints in this series seem to be reproductions of prints from two different sources.

Some (Sumida, Ueno, Goten, Eitai) are re-prints, with an altered title and cartouches, from an earlier series by the same publisher (Sen'ichi), titled 'Edo meisho no uchi', published around 1832-34.

Others (Nippori, Matsuchi, Azuma, Suruga, Kaian, Dōkan) seem to be a group of prints allegedly done by Utagawa Yoshikazu, but which are actually copies of prints from 'three' other 'Tōto meisho' series by Hiroshige: this one, this one; and this one, all originally published by Sanoki. (The 'three' is in 'scare quotes' because they may in fact only be one series, with the later ones being re-issues of the first.)

Yet others (Sumida, Shinobazu) are similarly copies of prints by Hiroshige from yet another series. Whether to call these latter prints 'Hiroshige' prints or 'Yoshikazu' prints is an un-addressed issue.

Version of the Nippori and Shinobazu prints from this series (un-signed, in the ones shown here), with Yoshikazu's signature on it, are known. There is also an Ochanomizu print, showing the same image as that from this series, and a Kameido print, showing the same image as that from this series, signed 'Yoshikazu'; however, no unsigned versions of those two prints are currently known.

So apparently these prints are reproductions - whether authorized, or un-authorized, is not known at this point - although the addition/removal of Yoshikazu's signature suggests that possibly they are un-authorized. It is not clear whether Yoshikazu's signature was added to them after ones were printed with no signature, or whether they were originally printed with his signature, which was later removed when it was noted that they were copies of the earlier ones by Hiroshige.

Note that most (but not all!) of the ones which are the same as the earlier 'Edo meisho no uchi' (published by Sen'ichi) do have a Hiroshige signature; similarly, most (but not all!) of them have the title cartouche on the left, not the right (as the others do).


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-#115k278 Sumida tsutsumi uchū no sakura Rain on cherry-trees on the Sumida Embankment ca. 1850's kiwame
-# Ueno Tōeizan no zu View of Tōeizan [Temple at] Ueno ca. 1850s None
-# Nippori sato Nippori Village 1853/6
-#266k259 Sumida-gawa hana-zakari [Cherry-]blossoms in full flower along the Sumida River 1853/6
#86r54 Matsuchi-yama Matsuchi Hill 1853
#265k259, #278k283* Azuma no mori Azuma Woods 1853?
#234k282 Suruga-chō no zu ji/shi? View of the Suruga District 1853/6 Fuku, Muramatsu?
# Kaian-ji no kōyō Red maple leaves at Kaian Temple 1853/6 Fuku, Muramatsu
# Goten-yama hana-zakari [Cherry-]blossoms in full flower at Goten Hill ca. 1850s kiwame
# Eitai-bashi Tsukuda oki isaribune Fishing Boats in Tsukuda Bay, from Eitai Bridge ca. 1850s None
#57k285, #19k294* Shinobazu ike Shinobazu Pond 1853/6 Fuku, Muramatsu
# Ryōgoku-bashi yoru Evening [at] Ryogoku Bridge 1853/6 Fuku, Muramatsu
# Dōkan-yama Dōkan Hill 1853/6 Fuku, Muramatsu

Famous Places in the Eastern Capital - 1856/9

Characteristics: Single vertical cartouche in right margin
Publisher: Kikakudō (Sanoki - Sanoya Kihei)

This is again likely to be a re-publication/extension of an earlier series, going by the similarity in cartouche design, the matching publisher, etc (although no earlier impressions of these two images are currently known); see the comments on that series.


Thumbnail Number Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Date Censor(s) Comments
-# Asakusa Kinryūzan toshi no ichi The year-end fair at Kinryūzan [Temple in] Asakusa 1856/9 aratame
-# Soto Sakurada Benkei-bori Benkei Moat outside Sakurada 1856/9 aratame

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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