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The Fifth Month, the River Carnival at Ryogoku

The Fifth Month, the River Carnival at Ryogoku
by Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa)

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Artist: Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa) 歌川広重
Title: The Fifth Month, the River Carnival at Ryogoku
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Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
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DB artwork code: 28512
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 Fifth Month, the River Carnival at Ryogoku, from the series "Annual Events at Scenic Spots in Edo", by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

The shogunal government authorized the holding of what amounted to a night carnival at Ryogoku bridge from May 28th through August 28 under the old lunar calendar system. Taking advantage of the cool breezes along the Sumida River, large numbers of people gathered for these events. Fireworks were shot off over the river and hundreds of pleasure boats plied their trade, to the point where you couldn't see the river's surface. The first day of this season, called the opening of the river, heralded the arrival of real summer. A huge display of fireworks lit the night sky.

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