In the early 1830s, Ando Hiroshige traveled from Edo to Kyoto with a procession bringing horses as gifts from the shogunate to the emperor. His route: the Tokaido, a series of roads connecting Edo (present-day Tokyo)—where the Daimyo (feudal lords) lived—to the Imperial city of Kyoto. Ando drew upon scenery from this journey for his renowned series of woodblock prints, Fifty-Three Famous Views (of the Tokaido). He produced nearly 40 versions of this album of 55 color prints, one for each stopping place, or "station," on the Tokaido and one for each terminal point: Edo and Kyoto. This particular print illustrates the view from Numazu station. Numazu lies at the southern base of Mt. Fuji—Japan’s highest and most famous mountain—and Mt. Ashigara.


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Artist
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858
Publisher
Tsutaya Kichizô, Japanese
Title
No. 13 Numazu: Fuji in Clear Weather after Snow, from the Ashigara Mountains
Ju-san Numazu Ashigarayama Fuji no yukibare
from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-Three Stations (Gojusan tsugi meisho zue)
Date
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
Block: 13 9/16 × 8 7/8 in. (34.4 × 22.5 cm) Sheet: 14 5/8 × 9 15/16 in. (37.1 × 25.3 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Stephen Hamilton in honor of Kathleen Owen Schutze

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2005.328
Classification
Prints
Provenance

Arts and Designs of Japan, Peter Gilder, San Francisco; to Stephen Hamilton, March 2005.