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Fujisawa - 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£ 44.75€ 52.00 [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: The dynamic composition by placing the big torii (shrine gate) on the foreground is quite impressive. The four travellers in the foreground - apparently blind masseurs working their way down the highway - are passing by the gate.

In the far distance at the top of a small mountain Yugyo temple can be seen.

Fujisawa had been not only a temple town but also an important transportation hub where many roads crossed. Once this place became a Tokaido station, the town flourished even more.

At the end of the bridge, there is a house with three lanterns hanging. Hiroshige drew his symbol mark 'hi ro' on them!

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