Junction with the Road to Kamakura at Totsuka

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Junction with the Road to Kamakura at Totsuka by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Junction with the Road to Kamakura at Totsuka

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.

Junction with the Road to Kamakura at Totsuka - A fantastic first state of the Totsuka composition. A waitress welcomes new guests at the picturesque teashop with the sign reading "Komeya." A man dismounts from his horse, beside him a groom stands by newly arrived. A woman pauses for a moment and removes her hat. At the stone mile marker next to the stone lantern, travelers are given the direction: "To the left, the road to Kamakura." Wonderful Hiroshige Tokaido print.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 9" x 13 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - The print with excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details.

Junction with the Road to Kamakura at Totsuka by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Junction with the Road to Kamakura at Totsuka by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)