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.
Fine printing from the respected Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha - These classic designs were produced by the well known Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha amidst a resurgence of interest in ukiyo-e. Like many of these traditional businesses, the woodblock print craft was passed down through generations, and the Oedo Mokuhansha company was formed by descendents of an Edo era publisher. These are nice prints of the highest quality standards and an excellent choice if you are looking for fine old woodblock reprints.
Morning Mist at Mishima - Wonderful Hiroshige Tokaido print of the Mishima station on a cool, misty morning. Two bearers carry a man in a palanquin, followed by a man on horseback and his attendant, who is wrapped in a straw mat. The silhouetted village and figures are rendered in soft tones of blue gray, with no black keyblock outline, an unusual technique that adds to the atmospheric setting. A beautiful design.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.