Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ocean View Slope near Shirasuka, circa 1833 - 1834
Series; Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (The Great Tokaido)
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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.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/8" x 13 1/4"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. Thinning spots, a few small holes, repaired. Toning, spotting, slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.