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.
The Tenryu River at Mitsuke - Handsome depiction of the ferry crossing on the Tenryu River at Mitsuke. Two ferrymen wait for their passengers on a boat moored in the foreground, with a large sandbar in the center dividing the arms of the river. The tree-covered mountains in the distance appear in soft gray silhouette beyond low-lying mists. A great design with beautiful bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.