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 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, circular seal of censor, lower right outside image: kiwame (?) Recto, seal of publisher, below kiwame seal: Sano-ki (???)
- Marks Recto, circular seal of censor, lower right outside image: kiwame (?) Recto, seal of publisher, below kiwame seal: Sano-ki (???)
- Inscription Recto, printed in red cartouche, top right: Famous Places in Edo (??????, Toto meisho no uchi) Recto, printed, upper right: Sumida River / Eight Views / Azuma Bridge / Returning Sails (??? / ?? / ??? / ??, 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.