Hiroshige: Azuma Shrine and the Entwined Camphor First Edition
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Azuma Shrine and the Entwined Camphor
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
From “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. The sun is setting on a spring day, the cherry trees blooming along the path to Azuma Shrine. The path continues through a stone torii and shrine pennants until reaching the precincts of the shrine. We see also the giant camphor tree with the split trunk that enshrines Princess Ototachibana’s sacrifice for Prince Yamato Takeru.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. First, or Deluxe Edition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: “Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, plate 31.
Signature: Hiroshige ga