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131004-0068-OS - Azalea and Sakura


Tokyo Bakumatsu 1850s Utagawa Hiroshige

Azaleas and cherry trees in blossom at the garden of Tomioka Hachiman Shrine (富岡八幡宮) in Fukagawa, Edo (current Tokyo), 1857 (Ansei 4). In reality, cherries and azaleas bloom at different times of the year.

The shrine still exists and is the largest Hachiman shrine in Tokyo.

This woodblock print is image 68 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (名所江戸百景, Meisho Edo Hyakkei), a series created by ukiyoe artist Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重, 1797–1858).

It is one of 30 summer scenes in the series.

Title: Open Garden at the Hachiman Shrine in Fukagawa (深川八まん山ひらき, Fukagawa Hachiman yamahiraki)

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