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Kanaya - 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: This is the continuation from the previous image, seeing the same place from the opposite side. The large palanquin presumably holding a Daimyo must be very heavy because it is being carried by more than 20 people. On the other side of the river some naked men are relaxing on the ground presumably tired after carrying people.

Far away among the mountains we can see Kanaya station. Hiroshige drew the river in close range view in dark blue, the many people crossing the sand bank in tiny sizes, the mountains surrounding the Kanaya station with deep green and the far away high mountains in gray.

Our eyes move from the left lower corner to upper part of the image where the far away mountains are towering. Seeing this wide view gives the illusion that we are actually looking at this scene from a very high spot!

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This print presents a blue mark on the bottom margin.

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