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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Upright Tokaido, Ronin Gallery, New York
2016
2014
Masterpieces of Hiroshige, Ronin Gallery, New York