Utsu Mountain at Okabe

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Utsu Mountain at Okabe by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Utsu Mountain at Okabe

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.

Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.

Utsu Mountain at Okabe - Dramatic view of the beautiful and treacherous Utsu Pass about four miles from Mariko. Commoners carry firewood on their backs along the shores of the rushing river as the road curves around into the village. Spectacular scenery in this terrific design.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 14" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Utsu Mountain at Okabe by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Utsu Mountain at Okabe by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)