DescriptionSuijin Shrine and Massaki on the Sumida River
is the thirty-fifth print in Utagawa Hiroshige's (Japanese, 1797–1858) Views of Edo
series. In depicting the spring season with a view of the Sumida River, the right side of the image is framed with double-petalled cherry blossoms. These pink cherry blossoms capture and hold our attention in contrast to the serene restful beauty of the landscape below. Our lovely Cherry Blossom Bookmark is adapted from this print.
Silver-plated brass with applied color. 4 3/8'' x 1 1/8''.