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The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Tokutarō, Ando Hiroshige – Japan, 1797-1858) 1832-1834 55 color woodblock prints

Utagawa Hiroshige was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. He was also referred to as Andō Hiroshige and by the art name of Ichiyūsai Hiroshige.

Rhythm exists in all aspects of nature – from tiny details to broad landscapes and into deep space. At the heart of rhythm are things that repeat and vary. Ando Hiroshige’s landscape depicts the contour of a green shoreline in the center that repeats the yellow contour above it, the curving shadow at the bottom, and the curvature of the mountain near the top – all combined creating a unifying rhythm with a pulse.

<名所江戸百景 鴻の台とね川風景 : KOUNODAI TONEGAWA> A SCENE OF KNOUNODAI AND TONE RIVER HIROSHIGE UTAGAWA 1797-1858 Last of Edo Period