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A group of travellers – probably a daimyō procession – crosses a wooden bridge during a heavy downpour. Hiroshige has skilfully depicted the rain by using criss-cross diagonal lines in slightly different shades of grey, which make a striking contrast with the blue of the raging river. In earlier impressions, some of the lines were printed in white. The building just visible through the cryptomeria trees in the background is probably the Tamura Shrine.
Artist/makerUtagawa Hiroshige I (1797 - 1858) (designer)
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Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), fig. 6 p.14