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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Odawara served as a cultural and economic center along the Tokaido since the construction of Odawara Castle in 1496. At this station, the traveler faced another river crossing. In this print, Hiroshige does not allude to the trials ahead at Hakone Pass, but presents a view of the bay and a company of men pulling an unseen boat to shore.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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