The Sumida River (Sumidagawa), from the series Cutout Pictures of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho harimaze zue)

江戸名所張交図会 「すみだ川」

Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #11.1, pls. 106 (uncut sheet, full color) and 107 (uncut sheet, blue); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #08.01; Tanba 1965, #107 (uncut sheet); Matsuki 1939, #584 (uncut sheet)


Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 12.4 x 14.4 cm (4 7/8 x 5 11/16 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 five pictures showing Asakusa (TR), Sumidagawa (BR), Mukôjima (BL), Mimeguri (TL), Kaminarimon (C).

MFA impressions: 21.8868 (Mimeguri, blue), 21.8869 (Mimeguri, color), 21.8870 (Asakusa, blue), 21.8871 (Asakusa, color), 21.8877 (Mukôjima), 21.8878 (Sumidagawa), RES.54.13 (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