Bashô’s Hermitage
Date: 1857
Bashô’s Hermitage and Camellia Hill on the Kanda Aqueduct at Sekiguchi (Sekiguchi jôsui-bata bashôan tsubakiyama). First, or deluxe edition. On the hillside to the right was Suijinsha, a shrine to the water god that protected the Aqueduct, located just out of view. The structure pictured on the slope is the Ryûgean, a hermitage of the nearby Zen Buddhist temple. Hiroshige has chosen to show us blooming cherry trees, so it must be springtime.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Size: ôban 35.8 x 24.8 cm
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Inventory Number: HIR455