Kidai shoran

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  • Date: c. 1805
  • Japanese: 煕代勝覧 (Kidai shouran)

The Kidai shôran is a handscroll painting in the collection of the Berlin Museum of Asian Art depicting a busy Edo road extending from Nihonbashi to Kanda Imagawabashi. The painting, depicting numerous homes and shops, and over 1600 people, in great detail, is a valuable resource for visualizing and understanding the commercial streets of early 19th century Edo.

Ikkoku-bashi as depicted in the Kidai shôran, as seen in a reproduction on display at Mitsukoshi-mae subway station in Tokyo.


  • Plaques at reproduction of Kidai shôran displayed at Mitsukoshi-mae subway station.