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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Yokkaichi was a thriving market town whose name means “fourth day market.” This name derived from the regular markets for all types of goods, traditionally held on the fourth of each month. In this print, Hiroshige portrays travelers crossing the winding tributaries in the lowland bordering Ise Bay.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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