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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Driven by religious devotion or the urge for adventure, pilgrimage was one the most common reasons for travel in Edo-period Japan. Fujisawa satisfied both Buddhist and Shinto pilgrims alike. Yugyoji was one of busiest centers for Buddhist worship on the Tokaido, while Shinto followers flocked to Enoshima Benten Shrine.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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