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