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Oi River from '36 Views of Mt. Fuji'

Size: 37.0cm by 25.5cm (14.57 in by 10.04 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Recent | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 15,000$ 115.00£ 90.50€ 105.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: After the great success of "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido," Hiroshige's next large-scale series of landscape paintings was "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," picking up the theme so successfully treated by his senior Hokusai.


It was the last of Hiroshige's major works, and he passed away before it was (posthumously) published in 1876. Although some of his landscapes depict the same locations as Hokusai's series, the nicely balanced composition and color tones in the vertical format give the work a sense of season, poetry, and a calm impression.

This print shows Fuji can be seen from the Oi River, which flows between Kanaya and Shimada on the Tokaido. During the Edo period, many rivers didn’t have bridges. So crossing a river was quite a hassle back in the day. Especially in dangerous spots like the Oi River depicted on this print, travelers would get assistance from men holding rafts.

This particular print is a reproduction by Adachi company published in 1998.


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