Higurashi no sato jiin no rinsen (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1857

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Andō, Hiroshige,, 1797-1858,, artist.

Higurashi no sato jiin no rinsen


1 print : woodcut, color ; 36.3 x 24.1 cm.

Title Translation: Temple Gardens, Nippori.

Print shows sightseers walking among the blossoming trees in the temple gardens at Nippori.
Caption label from exhibit "Sakura": Temple Gardens. Hiroshige's view near Ueno Hill features two graceful weeping cherry trees in the foreground. The specific site shown has been identified as Shusō-in, one of three Buddhist temple gardens collectively known as Hanamidera or Flower-viewing Temples as well as Jiin Rinsen or Temple Gardens. This album includes fifty woodblock prints from Hiroshige's spectacular assemblage of famous views of Edo (present day Tokyo).
Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06.
From the series: Meisho edo hyakkei : 100 famous views of Edo.
Format: vertical Oban Nishikie.
Illus. in album: Gajō icchō, p. 4.
Restricted access; material extremely fragile; please use online digital image.
Forms part of: Visual materials from Donald D. Walker collection.
Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: "Sakura : Cherry Blossom as Living Symbol of Friendship" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2012.

City & town life--Japan--Tokyo--1850-1860.
Tokyo (Japan)--1850-1860.

Format: Ukiyo-e--Japanese--Color--1850-1860.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/jpd.02921

Call Number: FP 2 - JPD, no. 1300, p. 4


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    Hanna (LOC P

    • 26/Nov/2021 21:10:25

    The village of Nippori was formerly called higurashi no sato, meaning a village where visitors would lose track of time while contemplating beautiful scenery. Artist Utagawa Hiroshige captures this landscape near Ueno Hill, complete with weeping cherry trees.