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.
Religious Festival at Atsuta Shrine in Miya - Handsome depiction of the annual Shinto religious festival in Miya. Two teams of men drive their horses across the temple grounds in a ceremonial race. The large torii gate of Atsuta Shrine frames the view on the right, and smoke rises from bonfires near the buildings at upper left. A lively and interesting Hiroshige subject, with soft bokashi shading in the background.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.