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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Oiso rests on Sagami Bay. Poems composed about Oiso assume a somber tone, echoing a historical romantic tragedy that happened at this station. Hiroshige joins in this literary tradition through the melancholy tone of this print. Small grave markers dot the foreground in this peaceful view of the bay.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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