- Museum number
Object: No 98, Ryogoku hanabi
Series: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Woodblock print. Rural landscape. Fireworks at Ryogoku. Bridge, boats, figures, night. 1 of 2 impressions.
- Production date
- 1858 (eighth lunar month)
Height: 35.50 centimetres
Width: 24.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- After the official opening of the river' (kawa-biraki) on the 28th day of the fifth month (mid-summer) there were regular firework displays over the Sumida River in Edo into the early autumn. Boats lit with lanterns have gathered near Ryogoku Bridge to enjoy the evening cool. The dark block for the night's sky has been carefully wiped to give a subtly gradated edge to the exploding firework. (Label copy, TTC 2000)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 26 Jun-24 Sep, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Time'
2007 Nov 28-2008 Jan 20, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 'Utagawa Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected'
2008 Mar 8-Apr 26, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK, 'Utagawa Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected'
2008 Oct-2009 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to present'
2014 Sep-Nov, Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, Whistler Retrospective
2014-15 Dec-Mar, Yokohama, Museum of Art, Whistler Retrospective
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