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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Upright Tokaido, Ronin Gallery, New York
2016
2014
Masterpieces of Hiroshige, Ronin Gallery, New York