Art on Tuesday: Nippori

Spring scenes from the series “one hundred famous views of Edo” by Utagawa Hiroshige. The left ukiyo-e shows the temple garden in Nippori 日暮里寺院の林泉. The temple is called Shūshōin. On the right you see the Suwa bluff of Nippori 日暮里諏訪の台. The ukiyo-e series was made in the 1850s. Edo is the old name of Tokyo. All woodblock prints of this series present a different view of the metropolitan aera.