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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Series: The 53 Stations of the Tokaido

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

By the Edo period, Shirasuga sat atop Shiomi Hill. In this print, Hiroshige captures this original site overlooking the sea rather than the view from his own journey. Travelers ascend the lush hill as teams of porters carry goods down to the town. As with many prints in this series, a view of water defines the composition.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)