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.
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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.