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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

At the intersection of three roads— the Atsugikaido, the old Kamakurakaido, and the Tokaido— Totsuka was home to many inns. While abbreviated figures can be seen headed towards town, Hiroshige focuses on the farmers at work just beyond the road. Mt. Fuji, a persistent presence in this series, looms in the distance.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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