Hiroshige: Sunrise at Shinagawa. Early edition of first state.
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Sunrise at Shinagawa. Early edition of first state.
Series: Hôeidô Tôkaidô
The blocks were recarved for the second state, with more servants added to the procession. If the procession leaves Nihonbashi before the dawn, it should arrive Shinagawa at around the sunrise. Hihoshige depicted the head of the procession of the feudal lord in the Nihonbashi print but at Shinagawa he depicted its tail: carriers of mantels (kappa kago) and of bows (yumi mochi). On the hillside on the extreme right are farmers of the district and travellers who had descended from their palanquins to prostrate themselves by the side of the road. The tall boundary pole marks the entrance of the station (the first station)
Dimensions: horizontal ôban
Publisher: Hôeidô & Senkaku-dô
Signature: Hiroshige ga