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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Mariko station was celebrated for tororojiru, a soup made from yamaimo paste. A yamaimo is a starchy root vegetable. In Hiroshige’s time, over a dozen shops would offer this local specialty to hungry travelers. Hiroshige captures this profusion of vendors with sharp, single-point perspective in this print.

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