Kanaya

Ando Hiroshige

Date:
19th c.
Medium:
Japanese woodblock print
ID Number:
2013.2.5.25
  • Description
    From the set of prints "53 Stations of the Tokaido." Beyond the wide sandy flats of the river, across which a daimyo's cort├Ęge is being carried, rises a jumble of foot hills, in a crevice of which nestles a village. In the background a high range of curiously hump-shaped mountains, printed in graded black from colour-blocks only; golden sky at the top. A panoramic view of the landscape accentuates the expansive flat plain of the dry river bed. A variety of travellers attempt to wade across the river with the help of porters.
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