Andō Hiroshige 安藤 広重 (1797-1858) – The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō / Kyoka Tōkaidō edition – #32 – Arai – 荒井 – 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: Very good. 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): “If you look around, you’ll see even the distant foothills, and there’s no door to the gates. Shunkatei Namine (Sound of waves beside Shunkatei Inn).”
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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