Edo prints

  Design: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)  
  Title: Evening snow at Takanawa  
  Series title: The eight snow scenes in the Eastern capital  
  Size: 22.0 x 35.0 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hiroshige Evening Snow At Takanawa


Originally published in Kyoto by Shōtarō Satō in 1928. This reprint was published by Ōedo Mokuhansha in the 1950s.

Artist’s signature at the bottom right of the print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
hiro broad  
shige heavy Picture by
ga picture Hiroshige

Series and print title in cartouche in top left area of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
to capital  
yuki snow  
mi see  
hachi eight Eight snow scenes
kei view in the Eastern capital
taka rise  
nawamo wheel  
yoru evening  
no ’s  
yuki snow Evening snow at Takanawa

Name of the publisher of this reprint in the right margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
ō large  
e bay  
to door  
moku wood  
han printing block  
sha company Ōedo Mokuhansha

Followed by the surnames of carver Harada (原田) Kametarō (亀太郎) and printer Itakura (板倉) Hidetsugu (秀継):

Character Reading Meaning Translation
hori carver Carver:
hara plain  
ta field Harada
suri printer Printer:
ita board  
kura storehouse Itakura


Provenance: Fuji Arts

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