Item No: facjp00004
Title: "Hakone" from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
Clean lines and vibrant colors. Acid damage. Taped to an acidic mat. Faded signature.
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
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Woodblock Prints - The Fifty-three Stations of the T?kaid? Road
Hiroshige, Utagawa, 1797-1858 - Artist