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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

While the smallest, rural station on the Tokaido, Hiroshige repeatedly used Shono as an opportunity for compositional exploration throughout his T okaido series. In the Upright T okaido, he provides a snapshot of Edo-period life, presenting porters on their way to a rice festival. As the ribbons and ceremonial papers rustle in the wind, the one can feel the excitement of a festival day.

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