ANDO HIROSHIGE
CATALOGUE OF THE MEMORIAL EXHIBITION - WATANABE


CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION - ITEMS 54 TO 67
Titles with the mark denote titles of the series while the mark denotes the sub-title. Those titles without any mark are the additions of the compiler of the catalogue.


 

Exhibitors

54.

TOKAIDO GOJUSAN TSUGI no UCHI. Fifty Three Stations on the Tokaido. 0-ban Yokoye. 55 Sheets in a Set.
In the time of the Tokugawa Shogun there were two highways connecting Yedo, the seat of the Shogunate Government, and Kyoto, the seat of the Imperial Palace. One of them was called the Tokaido, the main road, along the Pacific coast, and the other the Kiso Kaido running through the mountains. The Tokaido contained 53 post towns between the two termini. The Tokaido Series consists of 55 sheets, because it contains the pictures of Nihombashi of Yedo and Shijo of Kyoto, the two termini.

Mr. G. Hashiguchi

1. Nihonbashi, Yedo.
2. Shinagawa.
3. Kawasaki.
4. Kanagawa.
5. Hodogaya.
6. Totsuka.
7. Fujisawa.
8. Hiratsuka.
9. Oiso.
10. Odawara.
11. Hakone.
12. Mishima.
13. Numazu.
14. Hara.
15. Yoshiwara.
16. Kambara.
17. Yui.
18. Okitsu.
19. Yejiri.
20. Fuchu.
21. Mariko.
22. Okabe.
23. Fujiyeda.
24. Shimada.
25. Kanaya.
26. Nissaka.
27. Kakegawa.
28. Fukuroi.

29. Mitsuke.
30. Hamamatsu.
31. Maisaka.
32. Arai.
33. Shirasuka.
34. Futakawa.
35. Yoshida.
36. Goyu.
37. Akasaka.
38. Fujikawa.
39. Okazaki.
40. Chiriu.
41. Narumi.
42. Miya.
43. Kuwana.
44. Yokkaichi.
45. Ishiyakushi.
46. Shono.
47. Kameyama.
48. Seki.
49. Sakanoshita.
50. Tsuchiyama.
51. Mizukuchi.
52. Ishibe.
53. Kusatsu.
54. Otsu.
55. Kyoto.

These are the first edition of the Tokaido series and by this Hiroshige's fame spread throughout the land. In the beginning the prints was issued jointly by the Senkakudo () and Hoeido (). When the greater part of the series was printed, the former withdrew leaving the remainder to the latter to finish independently. Later there appeared various prints of different designs of the Tokaido Series by the same artist. But none surpassess the first series in fame and popularity.

55.

TOKAIDO GOJUSAN TSUGI no UCHI.
These are the same prints as No. 54 and were published by the Takeuchi-Hoeido in book form with a preface by Yomo-Takimizu on their completion in January of the 5th year of Tempo (1834). Before their completion, seperate sheets had already been published.

Mr. H. Shugio

TOKAIDO no UCHI ENOSHIMAJI.

56.

SHICHIRI GA MAMA (Shichiri ga hama beach). This is under the grand title, Tokaido no Uchi Enoshimaji (the way to Enoshima from the Tokaido) and was probably intended by Hiroshige as an extra of No. 54 Tokaido series. 0-ban Yokoye. Published by Takeuchi-Hoeido.

Mr. M Uchida

57.
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OMI HAKKEI no UCHI. Eight Views of Omi.
Seta no Yusho, Sunset at Seta.
Karasaki no Yau, Evening Rain at Karasaki Pine Tree.
Yabase no Kihan, Fishing Boats Sailing Back to Yabase.
Katata no Rakugan, Returning Geese at Katata.
Ishiyama no Shyugetsu, Autumnal Moon at Ishiyama.
Hira no Bosetsu, Evening Snow at Mt. Hira.
Awazu no Seiran, Clearing Weather at Awazu.
Mii no Bansho, Vesper Bells at Mii Temple.
The above are the prints representing the popular eight sights on the shores of the famous lake Biwa. Each sheet has a poem in a square at a corner. 0-ban Yokoye. 8 Sheets in a Set. Published by Hoeido and Eisendo.

Mr. S. Kaneko

KYOTO MEISHO. Views of Kyoto.

58.

YODO-GAWA. Passenger Boat on the Yodo River in the Moonlight.

Dr. L. Reidhaar

DO.

59.

SHIJO GAWARA YUSUZUMI. Evening Cooling at the river bed at Shijo.
These two and the following eight sheets make a set, representing popular resorts of Kyoto for the four seasons of the year.
Gionsha Setchu, Gion Shrine in Snow.
Yase no Sato, Spring Scene at Yase.
Arashiyama Manka, Cherry Blossoms along the Banks at Arashiyama
Kiyomizu, Cherry Blossoms in the grounds of the Kiyomizu Temple.
Kinkakuji, Kinkakuji Temple.
Tadasugawara no Yudachi, Twilight Shower at Tadasugawara.
Shimabara Deguchi no Yanagi, Moonlight Scene at the Gate of the Licensed Quarter, from which a Jolly Roysterer is being assisted home.
Tsuten Kyo no Kofu, Merry-Making at the Foot of Maple Trees at Tsuten Kyo.
O-ban Yokoye. Published by Yeisendo () or Kawa-Sho ().

Do.

TOTO MEISHO. Famous Sights of the Eastern Capital, Yedo (Tokyo).

60.

KAMEIDO TENMANGU KEIDAI no YUKI. Snowing in the precincts of the Kameido Shrine.

Mr. G. Hashiguchi

DO.

61.

NIHONBASHl no HAKUU. Shower of Rain in Sunshine at Nihonbashi.

Do.

DO.

62.

YOSHIWARA NAKANOCHO YOZAKURA. Cherry Blossoms under the Full Moon, Yoshiwara Nakano-cho.

Mr. T. Nakamura

DO.

63.

KAIANJI no MOMIJI. Maple Trees at Kaianji.

Mr. M. Uchida

KOTO MEISHO. Views of Yedo.

64.

SUMIDAGAWA HANAZAKARI. Cherry Trees in Full Bloom at the Sumida River.

Do.

DO.

65.

KASUMIGA SEKI. A birds-eye view of Shinagawa Bay from Kasumigaseki.

Mr. S. Watanabe

TOTO MEISHO. Famous Sights of the Eastern Capital, Yedo (Tokyo).

66.

MASSAKI YUKIHARE no ZU. Clearing Weather after Snow at Massaki.

Mr. S. Watanabe

DO.

67.

RYOGOKUBASHI NORYO. People Enjoying the Evening Cool and Watching the Display of Fireworks in Boats at Ryogoku.
The above prints belong to the series entitled Toto Meisho or Koto Meisho showing famous sights of Yedo and are of the O-ban Yokoye size. Scores of them first appeared from the fourth year of the era of Tempo (1833) to the end of the same era (1843). The first prints bear a red stamp of a publishing house styled Kikakudo (). But later prints have a black stamp styled Sanoki () instead of Kikakudo. But in fact both represent the same publisher, Kikakudo being his firm's name and Sanoki an abridged form of his private name styled Sano-ya-Kihei. From these days the publisher discontinued to use his firm's name in favour of the abridged form of his private name. Besides those put on show, other pictures belonging to the same series bear the following titles:
Fukagawa Tomioka Hachiman, Tomioka Hachiman Shrine, Fukagawa.
Kameido Umeyashiki no Zu, Plum Garden, Kameido.
Shiba Atago Sanjo no Zu, Top of Atago Hill, Shiba.
Asakusa Kinryuzan Toshinoichi Gunshu, Year-end Fair at Asakusa Park.
Meguro Fudo Mode, Pilgrims at the Fudo Shrine, Meguro.
Uyeno Shinobazu no Ike, Shinobazu Pond, Uyeno.
Asukayama Hanami, Cherry Viewing Party at Asukayama.
Takanawa no Yukei, Twilight View of Takanawa.
Gohiakurakan Sazaido, the Sazaido containing the Five Hundred Images of Buddha.
Ochanomizu no Zu, Scene of Ochanomizu.
Nagata Baba Sannomiya, Sanno Shrine, Nagata Baba.
Surugacho no Zu, Surugacho Street.
Susaki Shiohigari, Shell Gathering at Susaki at Low Ebb.
Gotenyama Yukyo, Picnic at Gotenyama.
Yushima Temmangu, Temman Shrine at Yushima.
Oji Inari no Sha, Oji Inari Shrine.
Uyeno Toyeizan no Zu, View of Toyeizan at Uyeno.
Shiba Zojoji no Zu, Yard of the Zojoji Temple, Shiba.
Shiba Akabanebashi no Zu, Akabane Bridge, Shiba.
Kanda Myojin Higashizaka, Higashizaka leading to the Precinct of the Kanda Myojin Shrine.
Matsuchiyama no Zu, Matsuchiyama View.
Tsukudajima Irifune no Zu, Boats Entering into Tsukudajima.
Shiba Shimmei Keidai no Zu, Precincts of the Shimmei Shrine, Shiba.
Nichomachi Shibai no Zu, Theatre Hall at Nichomachi.
Kameido Fuji no Hana, Wisteria at Kameido.
Yanagishima Myokendo, the Myokendo Temple at Yanagishima.
Azuma no Mori, Woods of Azuma.
Susaki Benten Keidai, Precincts of the Susaki Benten Shrine.
Shinobazu Benten Yashiro, Shinobazu Benten Shrine.
Sumida Zutsumi Hanami no Zu, Cherry Viewing Parties on the Banks of the Sumida.
Tsukiji Gomonzeki Sama, Tsukiji Monzeki Temple.
Takanawa no Zu, Takanawa View.
Nippori, View of Nippori.
Oji Takinogawa, View of Takinogawa.
Asakusa Kinryuzan Monmaye, the Front Gate of the Kinryuzau Temple, Asakusa.
Ekoin Keidai Sumo no Zu, Wrestling Matches in the Precincts of the Ekoin.

Mr. T. Hirose