Kuwana: Baked Clams (Yakihamaguri, in semi-rebus form), cut from sheet 12 of the harimaze series Pictures of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi zue)

東海道五十三次図会 十二 「桑名 焼(蛤)」 (張交)

Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #90-13 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #45 (series of 15 sheets, not listed individually)


Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 15.4 x 12.3 cm (6 1/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



From a sheet of four pictures showing Chiryû (TL), Narumi (TR), Miya (BR), and Kuwana (BL) stations.

MFA impressions: 21.8687 (Chiryû), 21.8688 (Narumi), 21.8689 (Narumi), 21.8690 (Miya), 21.8691 (Miya), 21.8692 (Kuwana), 21.8693 (Kuwana), RES.49.95 (uncut sheet)


(this picture unsigned)


Formerly in the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection