Famous Places in Edo

(Edo no meisho, 江戸名所)

Publisher: Mikawa-ya Heiroku

1851-1852

 

This series of fan prints (uchiwa) compares beautiful women to famous places in Edo (present-day Tokyo).  It is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

Title: Ryōgokubashi

Description: woman on Ryōgoku Bridge

Title: Ueno (上野)

Description: Woman holding a small cup

Title: Cherry blossoms on the banks of the Sumida River (すみだ川)

Description: Woman in a robe with a floral pattern arranging cherry-blossom

Title: Takanawa (高輪)

Description: Woman holding a wrapped package

“Robinson” refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). 

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