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Religious Festival at Atsuta Shrine in Miya by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Religious Festival at Atsuta Shrine in Miya by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Religious Festival at Atsuta Shrine in Miya
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.

Takamizawa's Taisho era Reprints - With the increase in Western visitors to Japan in the first quarter of the 20th century and the interest in the Edo era woodblock print tradition, some of the best publishing houses began to release high quality reprints of the most famous ukiyo-e designs. Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of Tokyo produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the company created reprints with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color, line work, and even wood grain detail in some cases. 

This print was published during the Taisho era (1911 - 1925), and features a Takamizawa seal on the reverse. Takamizawa's Taisho era prints are considered to be some of the finest reprints ever done. Today, these lovely old prints are sought after by collectors. This is a fantastic early release by Takamizawa and a great choice for a collector interested in classic ukiyo-e images.

Religious Festival at Atsuta Shrine in Miya - Handsome depiction of the annual Shinto religious festival in Miya. Two teams of men drive their horses across the temple grounds in a ceremonial race. The large torii gate of Atsuta Shrine frames the view on the right, and smoke rises from bonfires near the buildings at upper left. A lively and interesting Hiroshige subject, with soft bokashi shading in the background.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.


Religious Festival at Atsuta Shrine in Miya by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Religious Festival at Atsuta Shrine in Miya by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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