Detail View

Cotton-Good Shops, Odenma-cho, #7 in the series One Hundred Views of Edo
Date: 1858
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: image: 13 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. (34 x 22.5 cm) sheet: 13 11/16 x 9 1/8 in. (34.8 x 23.2 cm) mount: 18 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. (47 x 34.6 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Fillette Many
Label Text: Two geisha (female entertainers) and an attendant return home, perhaps a little tipsy after an engagement. At this late (or very early?) hour, the commercial street is otherwise empty. We can just peek into one of the shops selling cotton fabric—either the last to close in the evening or the first to open in the morning. The converging lines of the architecture along the lane indicate Hiroshige’s awareness of Western-style perspective, which creates a dramatic illusion of depth.
Object Number: 1960/1.343
Currently not on view