People standing on a bridge in Edo as a rickshaw passes by

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People standing on a bridge in Edo as a rickshaw passes by. Colour woodcut by Kiyochika, 1876. Edobashi bridge, built of stone, is on the right; through its arches the wooden Nihonbashi bridge can be glimpsed. Of the buildings in the background, the right building is the town house of the leading industrialist Shihsawa Eiichi; on the left is the first National Bank. The design reproduces a sense of excitement, movement and change in the city centre. Created 1876. Japan. Contributors: Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847–1915). Work ID: pbj3jgbe.

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