Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - In 1832, Hiroshige first traveled from his home in Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto along the Tokaido road. The journey was an eye opening and life changing experience for him. As an urban man of Edo he had experienced life mainly in the capital. He immediately returned to Edo after the trip and began his masterwork woodblock series from the sketches he had made on his journey. Hiroshige's Tokaido prints are an opportunity to be transported back in time to see this world as Hiroshige did in the shadow of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
The Bridge over the Yahagi River at Okazaki - Terrific depiction of the bridge over the Yahagi River, the longest bridge on the Tokaido Road. Hiroshige depicts it stretching across the entire width of the print, accentuating its length. A daimyo procession makes its way across the wooden structure, with Okazaki Castle and the town at upper right. Beautiful shading in the water and sky.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.