100 famous views of Edo
Town decorated for the Tanabata festival

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Ando Hiroshige (1797–1858)
Town decorated for the Tanabata festiva

The Tanabata Festival goes back to an old legend which tells of two lovers who were separated from each other and were only permitted to see each other on one day in the year (July 7 = Day of the Festival). The houses are decorated for this festival with long bamboo canes adorned with paper decorations: slips with poetry, sake bowls and pumpkin gourds (for communal drinking), fishes, melons, etc. The part of town shown here is probably the Yaesu district, where Hiroshige was born and lived in for a long time. (From the publication: Ukiyo-e Reloaded. The MAK Collection of Japanese Colored Woodblock prints. Edited by Peter Noever, with contributions by Brigitte Moser, Beate Murr and Johannes Wieninger).
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