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Sakanoshita - 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: ¥ 7,000$ 54.00£ 42.75€ 50.25 [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: This very eccentric mountains is Fudesute-yama, literally translated as ‘throw away the brush mountain.’ There is a legend that a famous artist, Motonobu Kano, threw away his brush because this mountain was simply too beautiful for him to draw.

Hiroshige bravely challenged drawing this intricately shaped mountains by using delicate bokashi gradation techniques.

This location is also well-known for its foggy and misty weather, which Hiroshige skillfully depicts with a greenish blue gradation.

On the right is a teahouse where many travelers are resting and enjoying the magnificent view. Soon after passing this place, the steep slope of Suzuka pass awaited the travelers. It was necessary for them to have a full rest here.

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