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Yoshiwara - from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido

Size: 27.0cm by 40.0cm (10.63 in by 15.75 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 7,000$ 58.00£ 50.50€ 58.50 [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: Originally this part of the Tokaido was located much closer to the sea but following difficulties from tsunami and high tides, it was diverted to a location further from the shore.

Along the Tokaido - starting from Edo Nihonbashi - it was normal to see Mt. Fuji on the right side of the road but because of this detour this mountain was seen on the left in this short part of the road, so the area became famous as Hidari Fuji 'Mt. Fuji on the Left', as seen in this view.

The road passed through rice fields with pine trees along both sides. Those trees must have provided the travelers with shade in summer and protection from wind in winter.

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