Famous Places in Tokyo: Distant View of a Torpedo Explosion Seen from Azuma Bridge (Tôkyô meisho Azuma-bashi yori suirai no enbô no zu)


Meiji era
1888 (Meiji 21), printed July 1, published July 2
Artist Inoue Yasuji (Tankei) (Japanese, 1864–1889), Publisher Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, ed., Reinventing Tokyo (2012), #28; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #10, photo p. 50; Swinton, Terrific Tokyo (1999), #26; Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #149


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 76.4 cm (14 5/8 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

On View

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Inoue Tankei


Purchased between 1985 and 1999, probably in London or Tokyo; 2000, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 26, 2000)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection