Famous Sites of Tokyo: Firemen of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Performing on Ladders in Yayosu
(Tokyo meisho: yayosumachi keishicho hikeshi dezome hashigonori no zu)
signed at the right in a red cartouche, Ryusai Hiroshige zu, title at the top right, Tokyo meisho: yayosumachi keishicho hikeshi dezome hashigonori no zu, dated in the upper cartouche at the bottom right corner, Meiji kyunen jugatsu mikka, otodo (Meiji 9 October 3, registered), followed by the artist's information, Gako, Ando Tokube, located in Nakabashi Ogamachi, and the publisher, Hanmoto, Arai Kizaburo, with his address in Minami Tateumamachi, 1876
oban tate-e triptych 14 3/4 by 29 7/8 in., 37.5 by 75.8 cm
In 1980 the Japan Post issued a postage stamp based on this design to celebrate the centennial of the merging of the fire service, Hikeshi, into the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in 1881.
(inv. no. 10-5098)
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays, 11am - 5pm, by appointment.
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site last updated
October 22, 2019
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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