Hiroshige’s Great Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (present-day Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye-opening and life-changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo, he had experienced life mainly in the capital. After the trip, he returned to Edo and immediately began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's first Tokaido series is also known as the "Great Tokaido," or the "Hoeido Tokaido," after the publisher Hoeido. Hiroshige returned to this favorite subject again and again, creating many additional Tokaido series. Published circa 1833 - 1834, Hiroshige's famous Great Tokaido designs offer an opportunity to be transported back in time to see Japan as it was during the days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Clear Weather after Snow at Kameyama, circa 1833 - 1834 - Beautiful winter landscape of a daimyo's procession climbing up the steep slope towards Kameyama Castle, which perches atop stone foundations. A delicate blush of pink spreads along the horizon as the sun begins to set. A fantastic snow scene, one of the best from the Tokaido series and a highly sought-after design. A lovely example of Hiroshige's winter landscapes.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Slight thinning along vertical centerfold, repaired. A couple creases at edges, a few small spots, slight rubbing along fold. Please see photos for details.
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