1930s Antique Japanese E-Hon Woodblock Print Book of Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō by Utagawa Hiroshige (Tipped & Bound)
A famous old book published in Japan in 1932 that allows us look back in history to a time when life was simple and slower - a lovely book to browse through.
The 53 Stations book by Utagawa Hiroshige has a hand painted fabric outer cover with small bone pegs - this protects the actual book of prints. The actual book inside also has a beautifully painted fabric hard cover with views of Mt Fuji, trees and travellers on horseback. The book is accordion in style and contains a total of 55 prints, plus the index and what we assume the artists likeness or portrait. Apart from being an excellent coffee table book or gift for a collector. These books are collectable and should be treasured.
Prints include: views of Mt Fuji, shrines, bridges, snow, horses & riders, archers, restaurant and markets, bath houses, geishas, sunsets and snowy landscapes to name but a few.
Dimensions W9.2", H12.2". Thickness 1.55" approx.
Ehon (絵本) is the Japanese term for picture book.
Tokaido is the main route to Kyoto from Edo (Tokyo)
Hiroshige Ando / Utagawa 1797-1858