Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Maisaka’, 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

Maisaka was a fishing village on the Eastern shore of Lake Hamana. This small station was noted for its striking view of Imaki Point, which extends into the sea against a golden sky in the print. To reach Arai station, travelers would have to sail across the lake by ferry, such as those seen floating in the foreground of Hiroshige’s composition.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)