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No.40 Chiryu - Horse Fair

No.40 Chiryu – Horse Fair in early Summer


Artist: Hiroshige, Utagawa (1797-1858)

Title: No.40 Chiryu – Horse Fair in early Summer

Series: The 53 Stations of the Tokaido

Japanese Series: Tokaido gojunsantsugi no uchi

Publisher: Hoeido

Date: Edo Period, c.1833-34

Chiryu was famous for being an area to see Japanese iris in the Spring. In the Summer, horse fairs were common at the station. In 1832, Hiroshige was invited to join the Tokugawa Shogunate on their journey to Kyoto. Hiroshige produced many drawings as he travelled the Tokaido Way, which informed the designs for this series.


SKU: Japanese Prints 380 Category: