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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

The Tokaido narrows, cutting through Utsuno Mountain, as the traveler approaches Okabe station. Trees and dark ivy climb the steep hillsides of this notoriously narrow pass. Travel guides would warn readers to take extra care, assuring them that such caution would be rewarded with a breathtaking outlook.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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