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Yokkaichi - 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$ 54.00£ 42.75€ 50.25

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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: This image has a very uplifting feeling: in a gusty day two travelers are struggling with the strong wind. The man on the left is chasing his straw hat and the other man crossing a simple bridge is gripping his cloak, nearly being swept away.

On the left, a few masts of sailing boats are seen, indicating Yokkaichi port. The stream is the Mie River (currently known as the Mitaki River) which flows into Ise Bay.

Hiroshige skillfully applied bokashi gradation technique in various elements such as the flowing stream, swaying grass and sky. By doing this he succeeded in adding a dynamic impression to the windy day.

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