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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Ishibe was a fairly desolate station. Travelers could enjoy a simple meal of rice and boiled vegetables, baked bean curd, and rice wine at a roadside restaurant, but this station offered little entertainment or lodging to the traveler. The busy inn in this print suggests that this is, in fact, a scene from the nearby porter station of Mekawa.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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