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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Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858
Tsutaya Kichizô, Japanese
No. 13 Numazu: Fuji in Clear Weather after Snow, from the Ashigara MountainsJu-san Numazu Ashigarayama Fuji no yukibarefrom the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-Three Stations (Gojusan tsugi meisho zue)
- 1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
- Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
- 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
Arts and Designs of Japan, Peter Gilder, San Francisco; to Stephen Hamilton, March 2005.