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Hakone - from the 53 Stations of the Tokaido

Size: 27.0cm by 44.0cm (10.63 in by 17.32 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 9,000$ 69.00£ 54.75€ 64.00 [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: Passing through the mountains at Hakone was one of the most difficult parts of the Tokaido. In this image we see a long Daimyo procession passing down the valley.

Hiroshige exaggerated the steepness of the mountains but people did actually have to walk along narrow valleys like the one shown in this image.

The lake on the left is Ashino-ko and Mount Fuji covered with snow stands beautifully in the distance.

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