Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Station 44: Ishiyakushi Temple"
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Ishiyakushi is the forty-fourth station of the Tokaido road connecting Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). In this fine impression from Hiroshige's Hoiedo edition of his famous “53 Stations of the Tokaido" series of prints, the temple at Ishiyakushi is shown in the left side of composition while farmers tend to their rice crop.
Series: 53 Stations of the Tokaido
Condition: Faint centerfold, light matburn, 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.