A Sugoroku Game of Famous Shrines and Temples
Iroha datoe shimbutsu meisho sugoroku
Date: ~1848
Publisher: Isekane
Format: 36.7x76.4cm Tokaido yureki sugoroku
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Sugoroku Game of the Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido
Tokaido yureki sugoroku
Date: 1852
Publisher: Ebisuya Shoshichi
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An elderly sage prostrates himself before the Poetess O-no-Komachi
From an early and very rare Poets Series
Date: ~1828
Publisher: Nishimuraya
Format: Chutanzakuban tate-e (26 x 12 cm)
Thanks to Michael Thun at Gallery Inkstone for making this image available.


The Poetess Ono no Komachi

Date: 1835
Publisher: Fujihiko
Format: o-tanzaku

Iro miede, utsurou mono wa,
yononaka no, hito no konoro no,
hana nizo arikeru.

Something which changes,
without being (able to be) seen,
that is the flower of our
heart in this world.


Chinese Lion on the Rocks
The story is said that the Karashishi (temple lions) will throw their young over cliffs to teach them how to be strong. This print shows a parent looking down at a pup who is climbing back.



Sheet from a series of six Waka poems
The Monk Sojo Henjo standing by a stream in the middle of ominaeshi, one of the seven autumn grasses, and looks at it smiling.
Date: 1835/39
Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotaro
Format: O-tanzaku


Woman Fulling Cloth
In 1820 Hiroshige designed a series of eight woodcuts, each of which dealt with a visual comparison of women with scenery. Woman Fulling Cloth may belong to this series, as the woman's physical motions are mirrored by the wind swept, swaying reeds behind her.
Date: 1820-1825
Format: ~ 9½ x 4½ inches


Puppet on a Go Board
Date: 1854
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi
Format: Koban

Prosperous Joruri District
Joruri Machi Hanka no Zu
Street vendors and clients in a busy market.
Date: 1852
Format: Oban tate-e