Hiroshige: Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces

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Hiroshige: Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces

This elegant two-volume slipcased set showcases Utagawa Hiroshige's exquisite scenes of 19th-century Japan in a format that honors the Japanese bookmaking tradition. From thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs to wide beaches and bustling harbors, Hiroshige's native land emerges in serene and exquisite detail-the perfect keepsake for fans of ukiyo-e, Japanese culture, and printmaking.

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Anne Sefrioui

This elegant volume showcases Utagawa Hiroshige's exquisite scenes of 19th-century Japan in a format that honors the Japanese bookmaking tradition. A great master of the ukiyo-e tradition, Hiroshige produced works of subtle yet intense color. Created during Hiroshige's highly productive later years, this series was an ambitious project that captured a crucial moment in Japan's history, a decade before the Meiji Restoration would open the doors to industrialization and Western influence. The striking vertical presentation allowed Hiroshige to experiment with perspective, and his sweeping panoramas of the beautiful countryside combine the illusion of distance with a depth of detail. In addition to glorious landscapes, Hiroshige's depicts busy urban centers, providing a rare glimpse of daily life in the Edo era.

This beautiful slip-cased edition includes two volumes: a complete set of 70 prints with images of each of Japan's provinces, first published in the 1850s, and a booklet with descriptive captions for each print-as well as an introduction to Hiroshige's life and art. From thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs to wide beaches and bustling harbors, Hiroshige's native land emerges in serene and exquisite detail-the perfect keepsake for fans of ukiyo-e, Japanese culture, and printmaking.


  • Hardcover
  • 110 pages
  • 6.75 × 1.75 × 9.69 inches
  • Published 2021
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