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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

The village of Kanaya rests upon a broad plain on the far bank of the Oi River. In this print, Hiroshige views the sprawling river and station from the mountain road. The figures centered in the foreground create a sense of scale, establishing a sweeping view of the village below, river beyond, and snow-tipped Mt. Fuji on the horizon.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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