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Ishiyakushi - 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$ 60.00£ 50.25€ 56.75 [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: A narrow footpath between rice fields leads to Ishiyakushi Temple. The buildings around the temple are Ishiyakushi station.

As the next station (Shono) is only 3 km away, most travelers rested here for a short time and then headed for Shono rather than staying here.

The mountains seen far away are the Suzuka mountains. Hiroshige used different colors and gradation technique on the mountains and succeeded in depicting the dynamic view.

As many piles of rice straws are seen in the fields, this is a scene of late autumn or early winter. Two farmers are cultivating the land and another two locals are walking toward the temple carrying something together. In front of the temple gate, a few people, presumably visiting the temple, are seen.

This is a picturesque and serene countryside scene around Ishiyakushi Temple.

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