The Art of Utagawa Hiroshige

Been digging on Utagawa Hiroshige since I saw one of his prints hanging on a friends wall, and considering the amount of Japanese and Chinese poetry I have been reading lately I felt instantly drawn to it. Anyway I hope you all enjoy these as much as I did. The first print is the one I saw at my friends house. The others are ones I have found and liked since.

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Sudden Shower at Atake

Sudden Shower at Atake

Shono from the Fifty three Stations on Tokaido Highway

Shono from the Fifty three Stations on Tokaido Highway

People sheltering from the rain

People sheltering from the rain

Dangerous Surf below the Satta Pass near Yui

Dangerous Surf below the Satta Pass near Yui

Snow on the Kiso Gorge

Snow on the Kiso Gorge

Hakone

Hakone

Numazu Tasogare Zunumazu Dusk

Numazu Tasogare Zunumazu Dusk

Fukagawa Hachiman Yamabiraki

Fukagawa Hachiman Yamabiraki

Bokashi

Bokashi

Under Maple Trees By a Stream

Under Maple Trees By a Stream

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2 thoughts on “The Art of Utagawa Hiroshige

  1. These aren’t paintings, they are woodblock prints. These were carved out of a block of wood , ink is added, and they are pressed onto a canvas over and over again until the wood gives out.

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