ANDO HIROSHIGE
MISCELLANEOUS


GLOSSARY
J Noel Chiappa has produced a very useful glossary.


PRINT SIZES AND ORIENTATION

double oban

60cm x 32cm

oban

39cm x 26cm

aiban

33cm x 22cm

o-tanzaku

39cm x 17cm

chu-tanzaku

39cm x 13cm

chuban

28cm x 20cm

hosoban

30cm x 15cm

hashira-e

70cm x 12cm
 

uchiwa-e

prints intended to be used to decorate non-folding fans.
 

yokoban

yokoban, yokoye, yok-e or yok-oye ; landscape (i.e. horizontal) orientation

tateban

tateban, tateye or tat-eye; portrait (i.e.vertical) orientation
 

References:

Memorial Catalogue, Strange
 


FINDING JAPANESE PRINTS ON THE INTERNET
The database of John Resig's Japanese Woodblock Print Search contains over 200,000 prints. His site also has an almost exhaustive list of links to other sources of prints.


JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS ON OTHER WEBSITES

The Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Project
The Kuniyoshi Project
Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Utagawa Hiroshige II
Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Chikanobu

J Noel Chiappa's website contains some excellent material on Hiroshige and Japanese woodblock printing in general.
Encyclopedia of Woodblock Printmaking
Tokaido hitoritabi (Japanese) A modern day walk along the route of the Tokaido highway. The site features Hiroshige's Tokaido print (Hoeido edition) of each station and photographs of the places as they are now.
Milano Aoyama (Japanese) has lots of links.


CONTACT
I can be contacted at john_at_hiroshige.org.uk. Obviously replace _at_ with the obvious.

I have no Japanese, I don't work in the art business and I don't have any specialist art history training but I do try to make sure that all the information on the website comes from reputable, published sources.