Hiroshige —— Rain,Snow,Night
Unraveling the Appeal of Woodblock Print Landscapes

 

Text and editorial supervision by Murasaki Fujisawa and Yosuke Kato
In Japanese and English

 



 
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), along with Katsushika  Hokusai, was a master artist of ukiyo-e (Woodblock Print ) landscapes who upheld the ukiyo-e tradition at the end of the Edo period.
The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, published when Hiroshige was 37, was extremely popular and he continued to create ukiyo-e landscapes for the rest of his life. Hiroshige’s varied landscapes that let people enjoy the sensation of traveling without leaving home include tokaido-e landscapes seen from important major routes of the Edo period and meisho-e pictures of famous places.
The landscapes are not simply descriptive but combine a variety of elements such as the season, climate, and time of day that make his landscapes even more interesting and appealing. Particularly well-known examples are Kanbara: A Village in the Snow and Shono: Travelers Surprised by Sudden Rain.This book presents 150 works selected from the excellent private collection of ukiyo-e housed in Kameyama, one of the stations on the Tokaido. The collection, highly acclaimed by lovers of ukiyo-e, includes principally tokaido-e. Enjoy the appeal of these nostalgic unspoiled landscapes of olden days in Japan artistically rendered by master artist Hiroshige.

 

□ sheet size :205 × 148 × 20 mm, 40g
□ binding : softcover
□ page : 208 pages
□ release date: March 20, 2017
□ price: 2,200 yen (JPY)


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