"Hakone" from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

Fine Arts The Japanese Prints: Ancient and Modern

Item Info

Item No: facjp00004
Title: "Hakone" from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
Physical Description: Clean lines and vibrant colors. Acid damage. Taped to an acidic mat. Faded signature.
Media Type: Woodcuts
Source: Print and Picture Collection

"The most difficult section of the Tokaido was the pass at Hakone, which was about nine miles from Odawara, and which was approachable only by a steep mountain path."

"Experts and amateurs alike have searched in vain for the exact spot from which Hiroshige saw the scene shown in this print. Most likely it does not exist, for it was the mark of Hiroshige's genius that he altered natural scenery to suit his compositional needs."

from "The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido by Hiroshige", Heibonsha Ltd., Publishers, Tokyo, Japan. 1960. Plate 11



hand written note with print

Hakone. on the 59 stations of Tokaido.

A huge green-mottled mountain towers precipitously in the foreground at the edge of Lake Hakone.

By Hiroshige. Signed. 1796-1858






Image Dimensions Width: 22.5 cm
Call Number: Woodblock Prints - The Fifty-three Stations of the T?kaid? Road
Creator Name: Hiroshige, Utagawa, 1797-1858 - Artist

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