Edo Fan No.3 Ukiyoe: The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido, Hiroshige Nihonbashi

7.5" (22.5cm) White bamboo

Utagawa Hiroshige, Nihonbashi in the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Highway

Illustrated Introduction to Ukiyo-e: Excerpt from Shinichi Inagaki, ed.

"Large-format nishiki-e. Tenpo 4th year. The song "Oedo Nihonbashi Nanatsu Hattachi..." can be heard from the screen, and it is full of the spirit of Edo.

Hiroshige was enthusiastic about the fresh angle from which the Daimyo procession was viewed from the south, or Yaesu side, from the front.

There is a high tag on the left side with prohibitions and regulations written on it. Fishmongers dodge the procession in front of it.

On the other side of the bridge is a fish market that sells a thousand ryo a day.

Hiroshige's success in this series established him as the leading landscape painter."

From the above excerpt.

The background color known as "one-character blur" is a simple blur that looks like a drawn letter "1" and expresses time, season, etc.

The merchants and puppies at the foot of the bridge are also adorable, and the bustling, heartwarming scene of Edo people can be seen today.

Hiroshige pioneered the modern camera angle. His bold compositions were sometimes imitated by Impressionist artists, and are still common today.

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