Actors out on a summer's evening, enjoying the fireworks at Ryogoku Bridge. Colour woodcut by Kuniyasu, late 1810's.
- Utagawa, Kuniyasu, 1794-1832.
- [late 1810's]
About this work
Leading actors promenading across the foreground of the design; female role actors in female attire, even off-stage; temporary restaurants on the banks of the river; pleasure boats with revellers and crowds on the bridge all represent the plebian pleasures of Edo
The firework display marked the 'opening' of the river and summer pleasure craft; it was held on the twenty-eighth day of the fifth month