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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Situated at the western entrance to Hakone Pass, Mishima was home to a famous Shinto shrine and the only station in Izu province. Hiroshige emphasizes the populous and lively nature of this station in this busy street scene. A towering stone torii stands to the left of the composition, while the two-story teahouses recede into the horizon.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

Japanese, 1797-1858, Edo (modern Tokyo), Japan, based in Edo (present day Tokyo), Japan