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Kanbara - 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: ¥ 9,000$ 70.00£ 55.00€ 64.25 [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: Even though research tells that this area is quite warm and rarely sees snow (or perhaps Hiroshige came here in summer) we would like to appreciate this image as it is.

As the vermillion subtitle ('Night Snow') indicates, this is an evening scene with the houses and trees all deeply covered with thick snow. The snow is so heavy it even builds up on the traveler’s clothing.

The person on the left in blue wears taka geta - high wooden clogs - to protect his feet from deep snow.

When we see this image we almost hear the subtle sounds of steady steps coming from the three people. The gray foot prints marked on the white snow will soon fade out under the falling snow.

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