A Trial Balloon Ascent at the Parade Ground of the Naval Academy in Tsukuji, Tokyo

Utagawa Hiroshige III, Japanese, 1842 - 1894. Published by Arai Sannosuke.

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date:
1877

Medium:
Color woodcut triptych

Dimensions:
Ōban tate-e triptych: 14 x 28 5/8 inches (35.6 x 72.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1968-165-3a--c

Credit Line:
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

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Label:
The 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.