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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Both Narumi station and its neighboring town of Arimatsu were renowned for their tie-dyed fabrics. These specific textiles were primarily used to make yukata, light kimono worn in the summer or following a bath. Hiroshige elegantly portrays the delicate designs and vivid colors of this local art. Depicted in truncated foreground and elongated composition, long strips of white, rose, crimson, and myriad blues flutter from a drying stand.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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