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Yui - 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: ¥ 6,000$ 46.00£ 36.50€ 42.75 [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: Leaving Yui station people had to pass the Satta Pass which was famous for its steepness. The narrow mountain pass made along the precipitous cliff was dangerous, and at other parts of the road, some people were swallowed up by high waves.

Although this was one of the most dangerous spots of the Tokaido, people were able to enjoy the magnificent view along the way - the travelers in this image seem to have stopped walking and enjoy the breathtaking view!

Hiroshige arranged beautiful Mt. Fuji in the center, and the sailing boats in Suruga Bay keep good balance with the steep cliff on the left.

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There are slight creases at the left edge.

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