Thirty-six Views of the Pride of Edo, the Year-end Fair at Asakusa (Edo Jiman Sanjūrokkyō Asakusa Toshi no Ichi)
Painted by Utagawa Toyokuni III and Utagawa Hiroshige II 1864 (Genji 1) Tokyo Shiryō 3536-C15a

Thirty-six Views of the Pride of Edo, the Year-end Fair at Asakusa (Edo Jiman Sanjūrokkyō Asakusa Toshi no Ichi)

This is an illustration of the still continuing Asakusa Year End Fair. In the twelfth month of the lunar calendar, in order to prepare for the New Year, fairs were held here and there throughout Edo selling all kinds of New Year goods such as Shimekazari (sacred straw festoons), Shinto home altars and hagoita wooden paddles and also New Year foods.

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