Hakone. The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō. The Tōkaidō. Woodblock Print
Hiroshige is one of the best-known ukiyo-e printmakers from Edo Period in Japan. Hiroshige made beautiful paintings that were used to create woodblock prints.
Kanbara. The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō. The Tōkaidō. Woodblock Print
Hiroshige’s most memorable series is The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō. The Tōkaidō was a route that linked Edo and Kyōto. While there is now a high-speed train to transport passengers along this highway, travelers used to walk the route. Hirshige also created The Sixty-nine stations of the Kiso Kaidō that focused on flora and fauna rather than landscape.
Rain Shower at Shono. The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō. The Tōkaidō. Woodblock Print
Futami Bay in Ise Province. Woodblock print
HWhile some scholars consider Hiroshige to be one of the last of the great ukiyo-e artists, he had a number of talented protégés, including Hiroshige II and Hiroshige III.
Hiroshige became a Buddhist monk during the 1850s, though he continued to work on project, including the ambitious One Hundred Views of Edo. Though Hiroshige died in his sixties, he produced over 8,000 works, many of which represented Edo and Tōkaidō.
Evening Glow in Seta. Eight Views of Omi. Woodblock print