Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 44: Ishiyakushi"
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Ishiyakushi station is shown in spring with a fully blossomed cherry tree. On the right is a torii gate welcoming visitors to the Noriyori Shrine, erected in reverence to the 12th century Heian period General Minamoto no Noriyori. Noriyori's brother, Yoshitsune, is also one of Japan's most famous warriors in history, of which the cherry tree was planted in honor of.
Hiroshige's works from his vertically oriented series, "The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road," contains some of the artist's most recognizable designs. Completed in 1855, this series of works is the culmination of the artist's lifelong affinity for the people and scenery inhabiting this important travel route.
Series: The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road (Upright Tokaido)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo (Koeido)
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Ebony, White Mat
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.