Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Kuwana’, 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

At Kuwana, the Kiso Three Rivers (the Ibi River, the Nagara River, and the Kiso River) converge in Ise Bay. A traveler from Miya station could cross these three rivers, or they could sail across the bay to reach this wealthy castle town. Many chose to sail nearly 15 miles across Ise Bay to avoid the hassle of rivers. Truncated in the foreground, a ship carries such travelers towards the Kuwana.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)