Hiroshige’s Upright Tokaido Series

     

Hiroshige’s Upright Tokaido Series

During his prolific career, Hiroshige often returned to scenes of the way stations along the land route between Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto, known as the Tokaido Road.  We are fortunate to have accumulated a group of designs from the Upright Tokaido series, his last interpretation from 1855.  Some of the prints were likely printed at the end of the Edo period or dawn of the Meiji period, given the intensity of the purple tones.

 

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