Edward F. Strange's book, 'The Colour-Prints of Hiroshige', was first published in 1925 by Cassell & Company, London in an Edition de Luxe of 250 numbered copies and as a standard trade edition. It was reprinted in an unabridged edition with the title 'Hiroshige's Woodblock Prints - A Guide' by Dover Publications of New York in 1983. It is currently unavailable from Dover Publications.

This html edition was prepared (mostly) from the Dover reprint. Accents on the transliterated Japanese words have been omitted due to them not being present in most european character sets. The images used are those already present on this site and are not necessarily taken from the book, but where an image is not available, a scan of the image in the book has been made. Where available, a colour image rather than what was originally a black and white half-tone image has been used here.

Cover and details



List of Illustrations

Chapter 1: Technique and History of Japanese Colour-Prints

Chapter 2: The Life of the Artist

Chapter 3: The Pupils of Hiroshige

Chapter 4: The Development of Hiroshige's Style

Chapter 5: The Tokaido Series

Chapter 6: The Kisokaido Road

Chapter 7: The Other Principle Series

Chapter 8: Hiroshige's Diaries

Chapter 9: The Fan Colour-Prints

Chapter 10: Surimono

Chapter 11: Illustrated Books

Chapter 12: Sketch-Books and Drawings

Chapter 13: Hiroshige and Western Art

Chapter 14: A Japanese Appreciation of Hiroshige


Introduction to the Catalogue

Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi-no Uchi [Hoeido Tokaido]

Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi [Gyosho Tokaido]

Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi [Kyoka Tokaido]

Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi

[Tokaido] Gojusan Tsugi Meisho Dzuye [Tate-e Tokaido]

Other Tokaido Series

So-Hitsu Gojusan Tsugi [Tokaido by Two Brushes - Hiroshige and Kunisada]

Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi Hodogaya [by Hiroshige, Kunisada (signed Toyokuni) and Kuniyoshi]

Kisokaido Rokuju Tsugi, by Hiroshige and Yeisen

General Series

General Series

Toto Meisho [Famous Sights of the Eastern Capital]

General Series

General Series

Meisho Yedo Hiakkei [The Hundred Views of Yedo, Famous Places]

Dai Nippon Rokuju-yoshu Meisho Dzuye [Pictures of Famous Places in Japan in 60-odd Provinces]

Birds and Flowers

Humorous Subjects


2-sheet prints

3-sheet prints by Hiroshige I

3-sheet prints by Hiroshige, with Figures by Kunisada

Hiroshige II (Shigenobu)

Japanese Chronology

Hiroshige's Publishers


Some Publishers' Marks and Seals

Signatures of Hiroshige

Titles of Series of Prints (Page 1)

Titles of Series of Prints (Page 2)

Date-Marks of the Zodiacal Cycle

Titles and Signatures of Hiroshige II