Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Mekawa Village near Ishibe
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.
Mekawa Village near Ishibe - Terrific Hiroshige view of the station at Ishibe, one of the most isolated stops on the Tokaido. Men relax inside a tea house and restaurant beneath tall trees. Porters and travelers gather in the street, a man in the center waving a fan as he performs a dance. In the distance, a mountain rises above the mists. A handsome subject with soft color and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.