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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Resting on the bank of the Abe River, Fuchu was provincial capital of ancient Japan. Home to Sunpu Castle, the household of a regional lord, Fuchu provided offered an urban experience in comparison to the more rural stations. In this print, Hiroshige presents a bustling evening beneath a crescent moon.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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