Hiroshige's Japan: Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road
9 Dec 2014 to 15 Feb 2015
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) was one of the great masters of the Japanese landscape print and his most famous series was the Fifty-three Stages of the Tōkaidō Road, first published in 1833.
Full of details of travellers' experiences of the journey between the great cities of Edo and Kyoto, it captured the atmospheric effects of place, weather and season and was so successful that Hiroshige went onto produce several more sets of views along the road.
This special display will be the first in a series focusing on the work of Hiroshige in the Ashmolean's collection.
A new book Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum is now available to purchase at the Museum and online. Follow this link to find out more.
Gallery 29 | Admission Free