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Tsuchiyama - from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido

Size: 27.0cm by 44.0cm (10.63 in by 17.32 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 7,000$ 63.00£ 44.50€ 51.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This is a print from what is perhaps the single most famous series of Japanese woodblock prints ever produced - "The 53 Stations of the Tokaido", designed by Hiroshige in the 1830s.

The print you see here is a reproduction version produced in the post-war period by one of the numerous publishing houses working at that time (Adachi, Takamizawa, Yuyudo, Bijutsu-sha, Yamada Shoin, Kyoto Hanga-in, etc.) Here at Mokuhankan we have a wide selection of such prints, far too many to scan and prepare for the website one by one.

We don't always have every print in this series in stock, but try to keep as many of them available as possible. The one you see in this photo is on hand, but feel free to contact us about other designs in this series that you don't see on the site ...

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Image information: This area was famous for its rainy weather and was also known for producing lumber and green tea.

On a rainy day in spring, a daimyo procession is crossing a bridge built over the Tamura river. In this rainy day, the keyari - long and feathered ornamental spears - are protected with cloth covers. Some of the walkers are bending their heads for protection from the rain.

The rainfall is uneven, and the water level in the river is rising and flowing rapidly. Hiroshige skillfully depicted this scene with vigorous lines and bokashi gradations.

After overcoming the challenging Suzuka pass, yet another hard journey awaits the procession.

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