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Shirasuga, the Slope at Shiomi (Shirasuga, Shiomizaka zu) from the series Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido Road (Tokaido gojyuusan tsugi no uchi). This famous set of color woodblock prints appeared between 1833-34 and was published by Heido and…

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Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Bare-chested porters walking over bridge in the post town of Goyu, carrying heavy goods for on poles.

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Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Large white mountain range with travelers looking out appreciating the view. Sakanoshita was a dangerous part of the highway due to bandits. Hiroshige nevertheless focuses on the scenery and…

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Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. People walking over bridge with grass to the thriving market town and port facing the Ise Bay. Yokkaichi means 'market on the fourth day'. Hiroshige presents the city from a sharp angle from…

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Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Pilgrim with horse in foreground between green hillsides, wandering the street of the village at sundown.

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Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Burning pink flames between grey mountains as porters travel along the narrow and steep mountain pass at Hakone, near Lake Ashinoko. Hiroshige captured the moment when porters struggle to…

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Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Hiroshige highlights pilgrims, Buddhist monks, and worshipers as they cross the bridge toward the torii entrance to a temple.

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Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Hiroshige presents a nice ocean view of Kanagawa with travelers taking a break in a rustic tea house by the blue water.
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