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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Tsuchiyama was known for its beautiful, yet incessant, rain. In this print, Hiroshige defies tradition and depicts unusually pleasant weather. He nestles Tamura Myojin Shrine into the pine grove, a shrine dedicated to the memory of the famous 8th century writer Sakanoue no Tamuramaro.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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