C1865

45 Shono the forty fifth station on the Tokaido.

Magnificent woodblock by Utagawa Kuniteru (1808 – 1876) of the post-town of Shono, the forty fifth station on the Tokaido.*  The view shows the shogun’s procession with red Uma-jirushi * and banners with his mon* flanked by tall trees. A … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

45 Shono the forty fifth station on the Tokaido.

Date:

C1865

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Woodblock.

Image Size: 

241mm 
x 358mm
AUTHENTICITY
45 Shono the forty fifth 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 Shono, the forty fifth station on the Tokaido.*  The view shows the shogun’s procession with red Uma-jirushi * and banners with his mon* flanked by tall trees.

A number of artists and publishers collaborated on this series.

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

*Uma-jirushi were massive flags used in feudal Japan to identify a daimyo or shogun.

*Mon or kamon, are Japanese emblems used to identify an individual or clan and often seen on flags, clothing or uma-jirushi.

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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