名所江戸百景 浅草金龍山

Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper | 35.7cm | 1856

Utagawa Hiroshige

Kinryūsan Sensōji, the famous temple at Asakusa dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon (Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit), was the most popular venerable Buddhist temple in Edo.

In this print, snow white is complemented by the reds of the temple's buildings...
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