Hiroshige: The Shopping Street Suruga-chô 江戸名所百景 する賀てふ

Utagawa Hiroshige

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: The Shopping Street Suruga-chô
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei)
Date: 9/1856

All roads lead to Fuji. At least the premier shopping street with the finest stores do, as here. Hiroshige breaks his rule of resolute asymmetry in this view, and he does it successfully. The department store shown here on both sides of the street is still going strong in Japan, the venerable Mitsukoshi.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 34.5 x 24.1 cm
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 8.
Signature: Hiroshige ga


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