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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Located at Okazaki station, Y ahagibashi was the longest bridge in Edo-period Japan. Crossing the Yahagi River, the bridge was said to span 1248 feet. In Hiroshige’s era, this station was prosperous castle town. In this print, a procession crosses the bridge overhead, but Hiroshige directs the eye to a peasant washing a horse in the river below.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Upright Tokaido, Ronin Gallery, New York
2016
2014
Masterpieces of Hiroshige, Ronin Gallery, New York