Teppōzu and Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple, 1858, 7th month

In this autumn scene, a white and reddish fog cuts between Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple and the bay. In the middle ground, some fishermen throw nets into the water while others use rods in hopes of catching fish. Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple was destroyed by a storm in 1856 and rebuilt in 1860; Hiroshige based his depiction of the structure on his imagination and perhaps his memory.

The gradation in the sky from purple to white to red serves as a device to add color to the print and to abbreviate the sense of distance between the bay and temple.

Teppōzu and Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple
Artist Life
1797 - 1858
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ōban #62.75
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