Andō Hiroshige 安藤 広重 (1797-1858) – The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō / Kyoka Tōkaidō edition – #22 – Okabe – 岡部 – This edition supervised by Tokyo National Museum.

$140.00 CAD

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Copies of this edition are now rare.

Date: Showa period (1960’s). / Condition: Excellent (bit of extremely faint foxing – a couple of small / faint pigment smears in the margins where the registration marks weren’t). Lightly tipped to original archival viewing folder. With high-quality, hand-printed “bokashi” shading gradations. Hand-printed by master printers from carvings by master carvers on extremely high quality Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique handmade Japanese type of paper – see pictures to inspect the rough “kiri” edges). Made from start to finish using the techniques of traditional Ukiyo-e.Provenance: Private collection, Kyoto.

The poem reads (roughly translated): “Full spring leaves. Tired of sleeping in the grass. Depressed and lonely at Okabe’s inn. Even in my dreams I can’t meet who I long to be with.”

Print Size (Large-Ōban): 9.25″ x 12.5″ – Folder = 12.25″ x 15″. Comes with 3 hours worth of relevant information in an email. Price includes shipping world-wide.

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