Arts and Designs of Japan
October Selection October 2019

Artist Hiroshige
Title #60 – Imasu
Travelers in front of shops selling straw hats and sandals
Series 69 Stations of the Kisokaido
Date 1835-38
Publisher Iseya Rihei
Format Oban (14 1/2" X 9 7/8")
Comment Very thin backing
This series contains designs by Hiroshige and Eisen and was published by Kinjudo (Iseya Rihei) and Hoeido (Takenouchi Magohei).
The Kisokaido is the route between Edo and Kyoto running through the mountains instead of along the sea like the Tokaido (Eastern coastal highway). It follows the Kiso River much of the way. Another name for the route is Nakasendo (mid-mountain highway).
Price $2500.
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