Yamada Shoin's Selected Famous Views of Edo - Around 1965, the Tokyo publisher Yamada Shoin released a reprint series of sixty selected designs from Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." This beautifully printed series includes iconic images such as pedestrians caught in a thunderstorm in "Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake," an eagle soaring high above the plains in "Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo," and the beautiful blossoms of "Horikiri Iris Garden" and "Plum Estate, Kameido."
Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the skilled artisans of Yamada Shoin carefully carved and printed new blocks to beautifully recreate Hiroshige's most memorable designs from the series. Printed to exacting standards with clear, vibrant color and fine bokashi shading, these lovely reprints faithfully capture the beauty of Hiroshige's originals.
While reprints of Hiroshige's "Tokaido" series were done by many different publishers, it's much harder to find reprints of his "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo," especially nicely done ones such as these. This is a great opportunity to put together a few high quality "Hundred Edo" reprints if you are looking for this series.
Yoroi Ferry, Koami-cho - Handsome view of the Nihonbashi River from the embankment, the scene framed by a woman in a kimono with an umbrella at right. The prow of a boat juts into the scene at left, with the Yoroi Ferry just beyond, filled with passengers. Swallow flit about the sky and a row of kura or storehouses recedes into the distance along the left shore. An interesting composition, beautifully detailed with bokashi shading in the water and sky.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with beautiful color and fine detail. Some prints with evidence of the light folder mount on the reverse at the edge from the publisher's original display folder. Please see photos for details. Good condition overall.