Hiroshige, from the Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kiso Highway
(Kiso-kaido rokujukyu-tsugi no uchi)
  
Sekigahara (number 59)
There were two routes from Edo, modern Tokyo, where the shogunate ruled Japan, to Kyoto, where the emperor was titular head of the country:  the Tokkaido and the Kisokaido, a more northerly route.  Both had regular stopping places which Hiroshige and others often depicted the sights along the way in woodblock prints, some of which have become world-famous images.  This print is from a 1922 recut of Hiroshige's Kisokaido series, originally published in the late 1830s, acquired from a man whose mother bought it in Kyoto in 1922. 
Please see about recuts.
Image size13 3/4" x 8 5/8" on 15 1/4" x 10 3/4" sheet.  Good condition with some paper darkening, complete with all margins.  Recut c.1922,  $165 postpaid and insured to US addresses.
 


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