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

Seals: Aratame

Condition: Very good color, impression and state.

Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo

Built 1505, Yoshida Castle was the center of Yoshida Domain. As a wealthy port, this station presented the traveler with one of the few bridges on the Tokaido. Hiroshige depicts a daimyo procession crossing the river in the foreground as the Toyo River flows into the distance. Beyond a pine grove, the castle rises through the mist.

About Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)

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