Mount Fuji in the Morning from Hara

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Mount Fuji in the Morning from Hara by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Mount Fuji in the Morning from Hara

Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido

Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (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. He immediately returned to Edo after the trip and began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's Tokaido prints are an opportunity to be transported back in time to see this world as Hiroshige did in the shadow of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Mount Fuji in the Morning from Hara - Impressive view of Mt. Fuji rising majestically on the horizon as travelers move along the road in the foreground. Hara is considered an ideal location for viewing Mt. Fuji, with the magnificent mountain standing out clearly against the foothills. Marshes fill the plains below, with two cranes standing among the reeds. The tip of Fuji extending into the top margin adds to its immense stature. A great design, beautifully detailed.

Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Thin spot in top right margin.

Mount Fuji in the Morning from Hara by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Mount Fuji in the Morning from Hara by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)