Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fuchu: Second Street in the Licensed Pleasure Quarter
Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Kyoka Tokaido)
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The Kyoka Tokaido - After the incredible success of his original "Hoeido Tokaido" in the early 1830s, Hiroshige released several other series illustrating life along the famed Tokaido Road. He designed this chuban-sized series in 1840 - 1842, published by Sanoki. Each design features a comic poem called a "kyoka," so the series is called the "Kyoka Tokaido." It is sometimes known as the "Sanoki Tokaido" after the publisher. A great look at travelers making this historic journey in nineteenth-century Japan, featuring striking scenic views and more intimate scenes of life along the Tokaido. This charming series is rarely seen.
- This print comes with a separate label from the Gallery Beniya in Tokyo (see below). An interesting provenance.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 6" x 8 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few wormholes, repaired. Soiling, rubbing, stain. Please see photos for details.