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.
Kyoto Hanga-in - Founded in 1935, Kyoto Hanga-in produced high quality reprints of works by classic ukiyo-e artists like Hiroshige, Hokusai, Harunobu, Utamaro, and Sharaku, along with shin-hanga prints by artists such as Tsuchiya Koitsu, Bakufu Ohno, and Gihachiro Okuyama.
The Lake at Hakone - Lovely, classic Hiroshige design from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" series. A daimyo's party makes its way up a steep mountain peak at right. The lake at Hakone can be seen below, with Mt. Fuji silhouetted in white rising above the horizon.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.