Artist:Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
Medium: Woodblock print
Dates:2nd month of 1857
Dimensions: Image: 13 15/16 x 8 15/16 in. (35.4 x 22.7 cm) Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm)
Accession Number: 30.1478.19
Catalogue Description: Cherry blossom scene showing people swimming in the Otonashi River below the falls. This man-made "Great Waterfall" has been greatly exaggerated in height by the artist. Above, the Kinrinji Temple, where visitors rest inside a pavilion, today has been reduced to two small lots on the sites of former subtemples. By the 1960's the Otonashi River had been reduced to a concrete channel, but in 1985 a three year construction plan was begun to revive and beautify the 100 meter length of the river seen in this view and will be filled with rocks, bounded by strolling paths, pavilions and cherry trees.