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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Series: The 53 Stations of the Tokaido

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)