Inside KameidoTenjin Shrine

Kameidō Tenjin Shrine, with its steeply arched ‘drum bridge’, was famous for its wisteria blossom in springtime. Through hanging wisteria flowers some people can be seen crossing the bridge while others sit beneath wisteria trellises in the background. Three swallows fly over the lake.

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  • Catalogue text

    As with the previous print [EAX.4358], the view is seen through flowers; here wisteria. The drum bridge (now replaced in ferro-concrete) is of exaggerated height here and probably represents the larger of two bridges at the site, the ‘Male’ bridge.

    In: Impey, Oliver, Hiroshige's Views of Tokyo: A Selection from the Woodblock-Print Series ‘One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo’ by Ando Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1993)

Further reading

Impey, Oliver, Hiroshige's Views of Tokyo: A Selection from the Woodblock-Print Series ‘One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo’ by Ando Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1993), no. 14 on pp. 10 - 11, p. 10, illus. p. 25 pl. 14

Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), no. 31, illus. p. 109

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