Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa, by Utagawa Hiroshige

Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa

The most famous of  “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” series of 118 works is ’Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake’, and followed by this ’Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa’. Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) placed the big and eye-catching Kaminarimon lantern at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa on the foreground of the screen. As the snow is falling silently, the vermilion gate and the five-storied pagoda can be seen between the white-covered forests.

Title: Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa

Author: Utagawa Hiroshige

Year: 1856

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