Ukiyo-e (pictures of the Floating World) is a form of traditional Japanese art popular during the 17th to 19th centuries. Artists made woodblock prints and paintings of beautiful scenes that hark back to the Japan of old. Scenes included female beauties, Kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, folklore, historical depictions, landscape and travel, and many more.
The Kinryuzan Temple at Asakusa is a masterpiece by the famous Ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Displayed in its entirety on this 48 cm cotton furoshiki, this painting depicts a close up view of a massive lantern hanging under the famous Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) in Asakusa, Tokyo's famous Kinryuzan Temple complex. This point of view was one of Hiroshige's favorite compositional themes.
Dimensions: 48 x 48 cm (18.9″ x 18.9″)
Weight: 44 g
Material: 100% cotton
Made in Japan