1918 One Hundred Famous Views of Edo prints by publisher Uo-ya Eikichi - These prints are from a beautiful posthumous reprint release of Hiroshige prints by the original series publisher Uo-ya Eikichi. In 1918, Uo-ya Eikichi re-released a complete set of Hiroshige’s "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" in a small edition, with prints of the highest quality rivaling those of the lifetime edition. Using only the most skilled printers and carefully matching the paper and inks to the Edo era printing. This masterwork series includes some of Hiroshige's most famous and memorable subjects. Today, these prints are valuable and sought after by collectors. As Hiroshige's lifetime prints have continued to climb in price, this wonderful 1918 edition from Uo-ya Eikichi offers a great opportunity to collect these original Hiroshige designs at a much lower price. If you have always wanted to collect from Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo," but find lifetime Hiroshige masterworks outside of your price range, take advantage of this excellent opportunity. These breathtaking works are a rare find.
Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi 1-chome - Terrific depiction of the Sanno Festival procession entering the castle grounds through the Hanzo Gate, the Benkei Moat in the foreground. The Sanno Festival procession consisted of more than fifty lavish floats, paid for by the members of the procession. At left, a float of Odenma-cho towers above the figures in matching hats marching along the water's edge below. An interesting perspective of this famous annual festival.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnant on reverse at side from original publisher mounting. Small tear at edge, repaired. Slight toning at edges, a few spots and creases. Please see photos for details.
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