Japanese Modernism Across Media

Nikkorai Enbo (Distant View of Nikolai Cathedral)

Title

Nikkorai Enbo (Distant View of Nikolai Cathedral)

Description

Shin Tokyo Hyakkei

Nikolai Cathedral is the popular name for the headquarters of the Japanese Orthodox Church, constructed in 1891 in the Kanda district. The dome was badly damaged in the earthquake but was rebuilt by 1929. The cathedral was one of the meisho of the modern city. Today it is obscured by high-rise buildings. In a somewhat imaginative composition, Fukazawa depicts it from the east, along with the new concrete bridges over the Kanda River. The train in the foreground is on the Yamanote Line, the loop line around the city, which became fully operational in 1925.

Creator

Fukuzawa Sakuichi

Source

http://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?museum=all&t=objects&type=ext&f=&s=&record=8&name_title=hyakkei&op-earliest_year=%3E%3D&op-latest_year=%3C%3D

Date

1929

Format

woodblock
H: 20.6375
W: 26.9875

Files

Nikkorai enbo.jpg

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Citation

Fukuzawa Sakuichi, “Nikkorai Enbo (Distant View of Nikolai Cathedral),” Japanese Modernism Across Media, accessed October 5, 2022, https://ds-omeka.haverford.edu/japanesemodernism/items/show/575.

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