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Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido (Kyoka) - Ishibe

Hiroshige Ando 1797-1858

Hiroshige Ando 1797-1858


Hiroshige Ando 1797-1858
Hiroshige was born as the son of a fire warden. He started his career as a woodblock engraver. Hiroshige's fame is based on his landscape designs. Famous are his prints of the Tokaido, a kind of highway system in ancient Japan connecting Edo and Kyoto. Hiroshige produced more than 30 series on the Tokaido. His compositions were influenced by Western art. After his death his prints had a great impact on French impressionism.

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Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido (Kyoka) - Ishibe

Hiroshige Ando 1797-1858

From "Tokaido Goju-san Tsugi" ("Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido"). "Ishibe".
Each print in this series has a "Kyoka" (short comic poem). Hence this series is known as the Kyoka Tokaido - also known as the Sanoki Tokaido.


Late 1830's.



Woodblock print.

Fair ... Printed from the original blocks.

Very good.

Good ... Slightly toned. Slightly creased. Slight foxing. Binding holes on the left margin. Slight soils on the margins. Small missing sections on the left edge. Top right corner is partially missing.


9.3 inches = 23.7 cm

6.9 inches = 17.5 cm

Hiroshige and the Tokaido.
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