Andō Hiroshige – 安藤 広重 (1797-1858) – Evening Moon At Ryogoku – 両国之宵月


Hiroshige was one of the most prolific artists in Japanese history. This piece was originally produced in 1831-2 for the series “Famous Places In The Eastern Capital”. It is an excellent example of the bold new angles and perspectives that were being pioneered by Hokusai and Hiroshige. Bridges are auspicious for the transition from one realm to the next. Calm water is a Zen reflection of one’s inner calm. Lone fishermen are a Zen reminder of the importance of setting aside time to think and contemplate. -And the moon is truth. When we look up at the heavens, we instantly realize how little we know – and there is nothing more true than that.

Date: Shōwa period*Please click the top left corner of the photos to enlarge them.

9.25″ x 13.5″ (image size). Price includes shipping worldwide! All prices in Canadian dollars. 

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