One Hundred Thousand Tsubo Land at Susaki, Fukagawa (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo)

Hiroshige Ando (1797 - 1858)

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This beautiful print is published by Mokuhan print association which famous publishers join. It took six years to complete this series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo".  Size is the same as the original. The carver used traditional cherrywood (mostly plywood nowadays). The printer used traditional Echizen pure Japanese washi paper.  They used traditional carving tools, printing tools, and ink which is also used on the original. The carving and the printing is faithful to the original. Just stunning and beautiful. Please see the details.

 

The one hundred thousand "坪" tsubo (about 80 acres) Land is today Ishijima, Senda and Umibe, Sengoku in Koto Ward sandwiched in between the Simida and Ara River and facing Edo Bay in the south. The area and its adjoining Sunamura-Shinden and Hachiemon- Shinden were the low-lying marsh overgrown with reeds. 

Hiroshige painted the snow-covered bleak trackless moor spreading under a wild eagle soaring in the sky. He must have borrowed the sharp eyes and powerful wings of the bird to depict the desolation of the wasteland. Mt. Tsukuba is drawn yonder. Lacquer is used in the beak in the first edition. 

 

Hiroshige Ando (1797 - 1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series "The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido",  "The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido" and "One Hundred Famous View of Edo". 


Technique: Woodblock 
Paper size (print size) : 10 x 14 and 3/4 inches (25.5 x 37.3 cm)
Condition: New condition. This print came directly from the publisher. Tipped on the presentation folder. Please see the picture. 

 

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