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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

A large stone interrupts the steep ascent on Sayononakayama Road to Nissaka. Popularly known as the “night weeping stone (yonaki-ishi),” legends states that the stone marks spot where a brutal murder was committed. Hiroshige alludes to this local legend even from his distant viewpoint.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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