Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Akasaka’, 1855, Ronin Gallery

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

One of the pleasures of travel was the ability to meet new people. Many travel guides and novels recount the flaring of tempers and fast friends that dot a journey on the Tokaido. In this print, Hiroshige comically portrays a disagreement between travelers. A cartoonish figure raises his walking stick at his companion as an onlooker holds his head in nervous anticipation.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

Japanese, 1797-1858, Edo (modern Tokyo), Japan, based in Edo (present day Tokyo), Japan