Yoshitoshi: Station Maisaka on the Tokaido
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Station Maisaka
Series: Suehiro goju-san tsugi (Folding-fan Fifty-Three Stages)
The daimyo procession is transported across the gap between Laka Hamana and the Pacific to the next station, Arai. Ordinary folks would get across by ferry. Leading the flotilla is a steam-powered ship, adorned with banners. A young Yoshitoshi has echoed Hiroshige’s design from his popular “Hoeido Tokaido” series.
This series follows the shogun’s procession from Edo to Kyoto in 1863. Yoshitoshi designed fifteen of the fifty-five works in this series.
Condition: Very good impression and color. Good/very good condition. Backed, with narrow left margin.
Dimensions: ôban (35.9 x 24 cm)
Publisher:Kiya Sojiro of Kobokudo
Literature: Keyes 138.10. See MFA for the full series.
Signature: Yoshitoshi hitsu