Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi 1-chome, 1856

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi 1-chome, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi 1-chome, 1856

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo - In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a masterpiece, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." The series contains 118 vertical format woodblocks of classic Hiroshige landscapes. From spring cherry blossoms to summer fireworks, from quiet scenes along the river to lively festival celebrations, Hiroshige captures life in old Edo in dramatic and interesting ways. Hiroshige employed an inventive compositional technique in many of the prints, using large foreground elements to frame a distant view in the background, such as the image of Kinryuzan Temple seen through the doorway of the famous Thunder Gate. Beautifully printed with fine bokashi shading, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" retains its popularity today as one of Hiroshige's great masterworks, and includes some of his most memorable images.

Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi 1-chome, 1856 - Terrific Hiroshige print depicting the Sanno Festival procession entering the castle grounds through the Hanzo Gate, with Benkei Moat in the foreground. The Sanno Festival procession consisted of more than fifty lavish floats, paid for by the members of the procession. At left, the float of Odenma-cho frames the view, while participants below wear matching hats topped with peony blossoms. An interesting design.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper. Horizontal centerfold. Small lightly rubbed spot.

Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi 1-chome, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi 1-chome, 1856 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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