The Nawate Road at Hiratsuka, circa 1833 - 1834

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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The Nawate Road at Hiratsuka, circa 1833 - 1834 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Nawate Road at Hiratsuka, circa 1833 - 1834

Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (The Great Tokaido)

Hiroshige’s Great Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (present-day 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. After the trip, he returned to Edo and immediately began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's first Tokaido series is also known as the "Great Tokaido," or the "Hoeido Tokaido," after the publisher Hoeido. Hiroshige returned to this favorite subject again and again, creating many additional Tokaido series. Published circa 1833 - 1834, Hiroshige's famous Great Tokaido designs offer an opportunity to be transported back in time to see Japan as it was during the days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

The Nawate Road at Hiratsuka, circa 1833 - 1834 - Terrific design of travelers along a low causeway near the ocean at Hiratsuka. A professional courier running along passes a pair of more leisurely travelers, whose straw hats are suspended from a pole above one man's back. The narrow road is flanked by small trees, and Mt. Fuji is visible in the distance beyond the large rounded form of Mt. Korai. A great image.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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

Condition - Good detail. Remargined at side. Slight thinning along vertical centerfold, a few small holes, repaired. A few creases, slight rubbing at edge.

The Nawate Road at Hiratsuka, circa 1833 - 1834 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
The Nawate Road at Hiratsuka, circa 1833 - 1834 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)