The Azuwa Bridge is one of 26 bridges that span the Sumida River as it wends its way through Tokyo. The bridge is near the Asakusa area of Tokyo, famous for the large number of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines found there. And for the many festivals held in conjunction with these religious establishments. As such, the area also became famous as an entertainment area.
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- Titles Eight Views of the Sumida River: Returning Sails at Azuma Bridge, from the series Famous Places in Edo (Proper)@「東都名所之内」 「隅田川八景 吾妻橋帰帆」 (Proper)@Eight Views of the Sumida in Edo, Azuma Bridge (Toto Meisho Sumidagawa Hakkei, Azumabashi) (Former title)
- Artist Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797 - 1858
- Medium ink and color on paper
- Dimensions 9 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (23.5 x 34.3 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of Dr. Roy T. Ward, 1995.96
- Work Type woodblock print
- Classification Prints
- Signature Recto, printed, upper left: Hiroshige paints (廣重画, Hiroshige ga) Hiroshige-hitsu
- Marks Recto, circular seal of censor, lower right outside image: kiwame (極) Recto, seal of publisher, below kiwame seal: Sano-ki (佐野喜)
- Inscription Recto, printed in red cartouche, top right: Famous Places in Edo (東都名所之内, Tōto meisho no uchi) Recto, printed, upper right: Sumida River / Eight Views / Azuma Bridge / Returning Sails (隅田川 / 八景 / 吾妻橋 / 帰帆, sumidagawa / hakkei / azuma-bashi / kihan) Cartouche that identifies the series in upper left, calligraphy to left of this identifies the scene. Signature to far left and Publisher's seal below. Censor seal and Publisher mark outside picture frame in lower right.