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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

The traveler had to cross the Tama River to reach Kawasaki. They were required to hire boatmen, as the river was too deep to cross on foot. Though Hiroshige depicts the early Edo-period bridge crossing the Tama River, this bridge was destroyed by storms multiple times and ultimately never rebuilt.

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