Hiroshige: Zojoji Pagoda and Akabane
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Zojoji Pagoda and Akabane
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Meisho Edo Hyakkei
Date: 1857, 1st month
Zôjôji Pagoda and Akabane. Bird’s eye view of the top level of the famous pagoda, part of the official temple of the Tokugawa regime and burial site of the second shogun Hidetada. Our eye is drawn to the fire tower on the left, the highest in Edo, and the delicate orange cloud behind it. We also see Akabane Bridge spanning the Furukawa River.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Literature: Henry Smith II: Hiroshige One Hundred Famous View of Edo: plate 53.
Seal: Aratame & date year
Signature: Hiroshige ga