Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Snow Viewing Mokuboji Temple: the Uekiya Restaurant
Series; Famous Restaurants in Edo
Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
Snow Viewing Mokuboji Temple: the Uekiya Restaurant - Fantastic design from a very unusual series by Hiroshige depicting famous restaurants. Three beauties arrive by boat at the Uekiya Restaurant at Mokuboji Temple, lifting the hems of their kimono as they walk along on tall wooden geta sandals. A wooden bridge arches across the Sumida River in the background, and a guest enjoys the winter landscape from a second story verandah. A fantastic scene, beautifully detailed with soft shading in the water. Rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.