First Day of the Horse at Inari Shrine, Oji

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Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)

First Day of the Horse at Inari Shrine, Oji, from the series 'Thirty Six Points of Edo Pride'
Print, woodblock

Donated by Mrs A.P. Mathewson, 1914
Museum number 1914-178-45

Kunisada, the master of the portrait, collaborated with Hiroshige ll to produce a few series of prints showing views of Edo.

A major Edo festival of spring is Hatsu-uma, which is held on the first day of Uma (the horse in the Chinese zodiac) in February every year. It is the custom, on that day, to worship Inari all over Japan. Seen here are two women in conversation, one seated in a palanquin, in front of the entrance of the Inari Shrine in Oji, Edo.

First Day of the Horse at Inari Shrine, Oji
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