C1865

18 Ejiri the eighteenth station on the Tokaido.

Magnificent woodblock by Utagawa Kuniteru ( 1808-1876) of the post-town of Ejiri, the eighteenth station on the Tokaido*. The prints depicts the shogun’s procession being welcomed by the towns folk, all seen bowing in front of their shops with view … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

18 Ejiri the eighteenth station on the Tokaido.

Date:

C1865

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Woodblock.

Paper Size: 

241mm 
x 358mm
AUTHENTICITY
18 Ejiri the eighteenth station on the Tokaido. - Antique Print from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1865

Description:

Magnificent woodblock by Utagawa Kuniteru ( 1808-1876) of the post-town of Ejiri, the eighteenth station on the Tokaido*. The prints depicts the shogun’s procession being welcomed by the towns folk, all seen bowing in front of their shops with view over the Miho no Matsubara to Mount Fuiji

The views in this series depict the journey of Tokugawa Iemochi (1846-1866) the 14th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate from Edo to Kyoto on April 22, 1863 who had been summoned by the emperor. This was the first time in 230 years that a shogun had visited Kyoto. He travelled with over 3,000 retainers as an escort and with all the pomp and ceremony that was expected of a shogun.  

A number of artists and publishers collaborated on this series

*Tokaido (literally, the Eastern Sea Road) was the main feudal road in Japan that ran mainly along the coast for five hundred kilometers between Kyoto, where the Emperor resided and the capital, Edo (Tokyo), where the Shogun lived. Over time, the fifty-three stations became post-towns which supplied horses, porter stations, lodgings and food for travellers.

Published date/seal: 1865 (Genji 2/ Keio 1 V)

From the series, Suehiro gojusan tsugi (Fifty-Three Stations with a Folding Fan or Fan Tokaido). 

Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido ( - )

The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido, was a  series of woodblock views first made famous by Utagawa Hiroshige in 1834. The Tokaido connected Edo where the shogun resided, with the then capital of Kyoto where the Emperor lived. It ran along the eastern coast of Honshu and along the road, there were 53 different post stations, which provided stables, food, and lodgings for travellers. The road ran through some of the most picturesque scenery in Japan. The series inspired generations of artists not only in Japan but in Europe.

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Utagawa Kuniteru (1808 - 1876)

Utagawa Kuniteru (1808-1876) Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print artist worked in the Edo period (1808-1876). Little biographical information exists other than he is known to have collaborated with Hiroshige II, Yoshitoshi on the series; Fifty-Three Stations with a Folding Fan (or Fan Takaodo) (Suehiro gojusan tsugi). 

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