Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige), ‘Minakuchi’, 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

As the Tokaido descends from the mountains onto the Kansai Plain, the traveler arrives at Munakuchi station. Though this station was known for its kanpyo (dried gourd shavings), Hiroshige forgoes the regional specialty for a human focus. He portrays this microcosm of life in rural Japan with palpable warmth. Famers make their way down the path as a traveler admires the rushing stream.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)