An Artist and his City

An Artist and his City View Works

While heralded as the “poet of travel,” perhaps Hiroshige’s most intimate urban portraits are those of his hometown. In One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1856-1858), Hiroshige captures the spirit of the capital in its dynamic splendor. Between natural beauty and urban landscape, changing seasons and local celebrations, Hiroshige creates a veritable microcosm of edokko life with each ukiyo-e print. As he brings to life summer festivals, local folklore, and natural cycles, the series reads as a love letter to Japan’s 19th century cultural capital.

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Hiroshige (1797-1858)
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