Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 20: Mariko"
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Located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Mariko is the twentieth station of the Tokaido road connecting Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). In this wonderful composition, we see travelers coming and going from a stand selling Japanese yam soup. The print is from Hiroshige's Hoiedo edition of his famous “53 Stations of the Tokaido" series of woodblock prints. A classic design from the series.
Series: 53 Stations of the Tokaido
Condition: Faint centerfold, light matburn, some spots, otherwise 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.