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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

As the first shukuba machi (post-station town) on the road, Shinagawa teemed with exhausted travelers near journey’s end, and bright-eyed adventurers fresh from Edo. This seaside station, boasted entertainment, popular teahouses, and plentiful restaurants to satisfy its overwhelming foot traffic.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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