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Tokyo Bakumatsu 1850s Utagawa Hiroshige

People passing by theaters in Saruwaka-cho (in current Asakusa) in Edo (current Tokyo), 1856 (Ansei 3).

Kabuki, Bunraku puppetry and other theaters were forcibly relocated to this area in 1841 (Tenpo 12). The area flourished until 1868 (Meiji 1) when the theaters started to relocate.

This woodblock print is image 90 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 26 autumn scenes in the series.

Title: Night View of Saruwaka-machi (猿わか町よるの景, Saruwaka-machi yoru no kei)

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