Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重)

Print: Abalone, needlefish and peach blossoms from an untitled series known as the Large Fish [魚尽くし]

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Dates: circa 1832 - 1833,created
Dimensions: 10.5 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Ichiryūsai Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Marks 391)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; British Museum; Honolulu Museum of Art; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna; Harvard Art Museums; Keio University Library; Kanagawa Prefectural Museum;

Physical description:

"This series of ten or eleven prints - it is not certain whether a print of trout belongs tothe series or not - was originally commissioned by a poetry club. They were thus first issued as a de luxe kyōka folding albums and all the prints from the first edition... have a centerfold.

Bokashi was added to the upper edge in later impressions..."

Quoted from: Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings by Matthi Forrer, Prestel, 1997, n.p., entry #82.


Keio University's digital web site give the motif description as 魚づくし 鮑とさより (Sakana-dzukushi awabi to sayori [according to the Google translator] - Fish Dzukushi abalone and Hyporhamphus sajori.


There are three kyōka accompanying the image. Part of the text seems to read: 三輪垣耳喜・千代垣素直等3人の狂歌賛を添える。