Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Fudo Falls at Oji"
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Fudo Falls is the best known of seven waterfalls of Oji that comprise the cascading waters near Mount Asuka. Named after the diety Fudo - who protects from evil spirits - the cascade of water in the image is grand and wonderfully composed. The visitors in the foreground enjoy the view and the water - which is said to contain healing powers - and draws the viewer into the scene. Hiroshige’s “100 View of Edo” series of prints is one of his most famous and iconic series of prints.
Series: 100 Famous Views of Edo
Publisher: Shitaya Uo Ei
Condition: Light soiling, repaired binding holes, excellent color and condition
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is the most important Japanese artist to emerge from Edo period ukiyo-e. Hiroshige is a widely recognized master of Japanese woodblock prints whose works have had a tremendous influence on artistic currents throughout the world. His woodblock prints are highly coveted by collectors and museums around the world.