Sunday, November 20, 2016

Remembering: Images that remind me of where I've been

One of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road series by Utagawa Hiroshige
In Tokyo's Asakusa, at the Amuse Museum, they had a wonderful exhibit of Ukiyoe prints which I took images of as I walked down the stairs from the documentary film on the most famous of the artists.

Hiroshige (his first name) is famous for his 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road which illustrate scenes of the Tokaido Road (Eastern Sea Road) from Edo (now Tokyo) to Kyoto in all the four seasons.

Another of the Tokaido Road in winter, by Utagawa Hiroshige
It would be wonderful to take that Tokaido Road trip some day!

If you do a Google search on "53 stations of the Tokaido Road prints", you'll get the Wikipedia site which has a photograph taken in 1865 by a woman, Felice Beato, of one portion of the road.