Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa   by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa

Series; One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

One Famous Views of Edo - In 1856, Hiroshige began designing what was to be his last great series and a masterpiece, "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." Each print from this series was a classic Hiroshige landscape work, taking advantage of the vertical format to capture a slice of life from Edo in dramatic and interesting ways. The series was very popular with the public and new releases were eagerly anticipated over the time that Hiroshige released the designs. Beautifully colored and finely printed, our prints from this series are a nice opportunity to collect these 19th century landscape images.

Oedo Mokuhansha - These classic designs were produced by the well known Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha amidst a resurgence of interest in ukiyo-e in the early 1950s. Like many of these traditional businesses, the woodblock print craft was passed down through generations, and the Oedo Mokuhansha company was formed by descendents of an Edo era publisher. These are nice prints of the highest quality standards and an excellent choice if you are looking for fine old woodblock reprints.

Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa - Beautiful winter view of Kinryuzan Temple as seen through the entrance gate, which frames the scene along with the large paper lantern hanging overhead, creating a sense of depth. Snow falls over the plaza where visitors make their way toward the buildings, the pine trees at left and in the distance heavily laden with snow. A lovely evocative scene, beautifully colored and shaded, with embossing in the snowflakes. One of Hiroshige's most iconic images from this series.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small tear and thinning at edge from original publisher mounting. A few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa   by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa   by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)