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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Situated between the Abe and Oi Rivers, Fujieda was a station on both the Tokaido and the Unuma Kaido. Fujieda station was a prosperous castle town in Tanaka Domain. In this print, Hiroshige presents the different service travelers could use to cross the river. Some ride upon the shoulders of waders, while wealthier travelers glide across the river in a covered palanquin.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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