Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
A Trial Balloon Ascent at the Parade Ground of the Naval Academy in Tsukuji, TokyoMade in Japan, Asia
Meiji Period (1868-1912), 1877
Utagawa Hiroshige III, Japanese, 1842 - 1894. Published by Arai Sannosuke.
Color woodcut triptych
Currently not on view
|Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund and with funds contributed by Lessing J. Rosenwald, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hauslohner, Dr. Emanuel Wolff, the Derald and Janet Ruttenberg Foundation, Mrs. Edward G. Budd, Jr., and David P. Willis, 1968|
LabelThe first hot air balloon launch in Japan took place at Tsukuji, Tokyo, in 1872, ninety years after the Montgolfier brothers launched the first successful manned balloon ascent in the West.