Utagawa Hiroshige’s snowy winter scenes ukiyo-e art woodblock prints

The collection of the snowy landscape of Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e

Even among the many ukiyo-e artists, Utagawa Hiroshige was particularly good at landscape paintings. The snowy scene that he drew expresses a distinctive quietly.         I would like to introduce 14 works of Hiroshige’s winter landscapes including Kambara, the snow in the night in “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido“.    

“Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido”

 
15.Kambara, the snow in the night
  Mystery of ‘Kambara, the snow in the night’  
46.Kameyama, the clear sky after snow
  Kambara is located in Shizuoka prefecture and Kameyama is in Mie prefecture. Hiroshige visited Kambara in the summer, that the land is mild and has almost no snowfall. It is considered one of the mysteries of “Fifty-Three Stages on the Tokaido”.    

“One hundred good scenery in Edo”

 
Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa
 
Fukagawa Lumberyards
   
Susaki and the Jūmantsubo Plain near Fukagawa
     
Drum Bridge and Sunset Hill, Meguro
     
Hilltop View, Yushima Tenjin Shrine
     
Yabu Lane Below Atago
     
Bikuni Bridge in the Snow
  The series of “One hundred good scenery in Edo” is divided into four seasons, and six winter landscapes are included in the winter part. Most of them are depicted the landscape Edo Town covered with snow from the view on the ground, only Susaki and the Jūmantsubo Plain near Fukagawa overlooks the streets from the viewpoint of the falcon.              

The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō

     
Wada
 
Oi
  Kiso Kaido passed the inland area of Honshu from Edo as a starting point and reached Kyoto. This road went through an area where rugged mountains continued such as Nagano prefecture and Gifu prefecture, so in the winter it became a scenery covered with deep snow like the pictures.      

“Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces”

 
Musashi, Sumida River, Snowy Morning
   
Kozuke. Mount Haruna Under Snow
     
Iki. Shisa
  There are three works of snow scenes in “Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces” drawn sights of various places in Japan, using many compositions. Musashi and Ueno were in the present Kanto region, and Iki was in Nagasaki prefecture.                       Back to the page of Utagawa Hiroshige

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