Senso-ju Temple at Asakusa

Primary Creator
Hiroshige
Contributor(s)
Properties
Era1800s
Height14 inches
StyleFar East
Width10 inches
Name of WorkSenso-ju Temple at Asakusa
Production Date1840s c
Production LocationTokyo, Japan
General Notes

Info is uncertain here: the sizes and exact date painted may be able to be found, but I haven't yet.

Description

Quiet magical winter scene of people walking near the temple at Asakusa in Edo (modern day Tokyo). Snow is falling, everything is coated in a soft white blanket, and the foreground is dominated by a massive paper lantern.

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

Pure, simple, quiet tranquility.

Context Information

No "current location" for this work, since it is a print, and there are many "original" copies in existence.

Scale

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