Kasumigaseki (with bubbles), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Kôto meisho)
Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #49.4, pl. 456; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #11.05 (bubbles); Matsuki 1939, #126
Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 37.9 cm (9 5/8 x 14 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
There are two versions of the Kasumigaseki design, both with the title spelled out completely in hiragana.
With kites in the background: 06.588, 11.17220, 21.8920, 54.393
With soap bubbles blown from a bubble pipe: 06.1088, 11.39256, 20.48, 21.8897, 21.8898
Censor's seal: kiwame
January 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection