Hiroshige: Station Fuchû, number 20. Gathering Tea

Hiroshige: Station Fuchû, number 20. Gathering Tea

Utagawa Hiroshige

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Station Fuchû, number 20. Gathering Tea
Series: “Fifty-three Parallels for the Tôkaidô Road” (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)
Date: ca. 1845

Two charmingly attired beauties gather tea into woven baskets. The region was famous for its tea and mochi (rice cakes). The cartouche above shows the Abe river and contains a famous haiku by Bashô.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Repaired wormage near margin.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Ibaya Kyûbei
Literature: See Tôkaidô Texts and Tales, edited by Andreas Marks, page 80.
Signature: Hiroshige ga

SKU: HIR437


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