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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

The town of Hodogaya was originally three separate post-stations. In 1597, the Tokugawa Shogunate united these rural villages into a single country town. Wooded hills and the low rice fields of Totsuka stretch into the horizon, while in town, a restaurant advertises soba, or buckwheat noodles, to hungry travelers.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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