Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, "Maple Leaves at the Waterfall River in Oji"
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The seven waterfalls near the Oji shrines on Mount Asuka were popular sites for respite and spiritual retreat, the most famous of which are the Fudo Falls. In this woodblock print by Hiroshige, the river feeding the falls are shown flanked by Maple trees during the Fall season. The Oji shrine is shown on the hill in the background.
Series: Among Famous Places in Edo
Date c. 1853
Condition: Light centerfold, otherwise excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Modern Metal, Walnut
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.