Hiroshige (1797 - 1858 )

Born in Edo as Tokutaro Ando, Utagawa Hiroshige grew up in a minor samurai family. His father belonged to the firefighting force assigned to Edo Castle. It is here that Hiroshige was given his first exposure to art: legend has it that a fellow fireman tutored him in the Kano school of painting, though Hiroshige’s first official teacher was Rinsai. Though Hiroshige tried to join Utagawa Toyokuni's studio, he was turned away. In 1811, young Hiroshige entered an apprenticeship with the celebrated Utagawa Toyohiro. After only a year, he was bestowed with the artist name Hiroshige. He soon gave up his role in the fire department to focus entirely on painting and print design. During this time he studied painting, intrigued by the Shijo school. Hiroshige’s artistic genius went largely unnoticed until 1832.


In Hiroshige's groundbreaking series of woodblock prints, The 53 Stations of the Tokaido (1832-1833), he captured the journey along the Tokaido road, the highway connecting Edo to Kyoto, the imperial capital. With the Tokugawa Shogunate relaxing centuries of age-old restrictions on travel, urban populations embraced travel art and Hiroshige became one of the most prominent and successful ukiyo-e artists. He also produced kacho-e (bird-and-flower pictures) to enormous success. In 1858, at the age of 61, he passed away as a result of the Edo cholera epidemic.


Hiroshige’s prints continue to convey the beauty of Japan and provide insight into the everyday life of its citizens during the Edo period. The appeal of his tender, lyrical landscapes was not restricted to the Japanese audience. Hiroshige’s work had a profound influence on the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists of Europe: Toulouse-Lautrec was fascinated with Hiroshige’s daring diagonal compositions and inventive use of perspective, while Van Gogh literally copied two of Hiroshige's prints from the famous series, 100 Famous Views of Edo in oil paint.

Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)

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Yokohama at Noge in Musashi Province

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Yokohama at Noge in Musashi Province

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Small Bird on Trailing Cherry Branch

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Small Bird on Trailing Cherry Branch

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Satta Peak at Yui

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Satta Peak at Yui

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Mikawa Province: Horai Temple in the Mountains

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Mikawa Province: Horai Temple in the Mountains

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Autumn Moon at Ishiyama Temple

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Autumn Moon at Ishiyama Temple

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Hara: View of Mt. Fuji from Mt. Ashitaka

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Hara: View of Mt. Fuji from Mt. Ashitaka

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View from Massaki of Suijin Shrine, Uchigawa Inlet, and Sekiya

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View from Massaki of Suijin Shrine, Uchigawa Inlet, and Sekiya

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View of the Whirlpools at Awa

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View of the Whirlpools at Awa

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Nihon Embankment, Yoshiwara

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Nihon Embankment, Yoshiwara

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Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo

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View from Mt. Asuka

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View from Mt. Asuka

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Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji

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Dam on the Otonashi River at Oji

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Night View of Saruwaka-machi

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Night View of Saruwaka-machi

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Horie, Nekozane

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Koume Embankment

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Plum Estate at Kameido

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Plum Estate at Kameido

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View of Akasaka Temeike from Kinokuni Hill

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View of Akasaka Temeike from Kinokuni Hill

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Night View of Matsuchiyama and the Sanya Canal

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Night View of Matsuchiyama and the Sanya Canal

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Shinmei Shrine and Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba

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Shinmei Shrine and Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba

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Guests of the Inn at Ishibe

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Guests of the Inn at Ishibe

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Shohei Bridge, Seido and Kanda River

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Shohei Bridge, Seido and Kanda River

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Moon over Sumida River

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Moon over Sumida River

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Fuchu

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Tenno Festival at Tsushima, Owari Province

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Tenno Festival at Tsushima, Owari Province

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