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The Iris Garden at Horikiri

The Iris Garden at Horikiri
by Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa)

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Artist: Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa) 歌川広重
Title: The Iris Garden at Horikiri
Series: 100 Views of Famous Places in Edo [oban tateye] 名所江戸百景
Date 1st edition?1856-1859
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 28511
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

The Iris Garden at Horikiri, from the series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo", by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Today, if you take the Keisei train line from Ueno, cross the Arakawa river, you come to a station named the Horikiri Shobu'en station, or Horikiri Iris Garden. A short stroll from the station takes you to the iris gardens. It used to be that these stretches of marsh were filled with a luxuriant growth of irises. The tall, vertical stems of the irises cross the ground plane at right angles, effectively squaring off the vertical format of the print. This is a lovely scene of early summer. The print takes an innovative view, as if the viewer were crouched down among the flowers.

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