TŌKAIDŌ GOJŪSAN TSUGI no UCHI.
Fifty Three Stations on the Tōkaidō. Ō-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 Kyōto, the seat
of the Imperial Palace. One of them was called the Tōkaidō, the
main road, along the Pacific coast, and the other the Kiso Kaidō
running through the mountains. The Tōkaidō contained 53 post towns
between the two termini. The Tōkaidō Series consists of 55 sheets,
because it contains the pictures of Nihombashi of Yedo and Shijō
of Kyōto, the two termini.
Mr. G. Hashiguchi
1. Nihonbashi, Yedo.
These are the first edition of the Tōkaidō series and by this Hiroshige's fame spread throughout the land.
In the beginning the prints was issued jointly by the Senkakudō
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 Tōkaidō
Series by the same artist. But none surpassess the first series
in fame and popularity.
TŌKAIDŌ GOJŪSAN TSUGI no UCHI.
These are the same prints as No. 54 and were published by the Takeuchi-Hoeidō
in book form with a preface by Yomo-Takimizu on their completion
in January of the 5th year of Tempō (1834). Before their completion,
seperate sheets had already been published.
Mr. H. Shugio
TŌKAIDŌ no UCHI ENOSHIMAJI.
SHICHIRI GA MAMA (Shichiri ga hama beach). This is under the
grand title, Tōkaidō no Uchi Enoshimaji (the way to Enoshima from
the Tōkaidō) and was probably intended by Hiroshige as an extra
of No. 54 Tōkaidō series. Ō-ban Yokoye. Published
Mr. M Uchida
ŌMI HAKKEI no UCHI.
Eight Views of Omi.
Seta no Yūshō, 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 Banshō, 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. Ō-ban Yokoye.
8 Sheets in a Set. Published by Hoeidō
Mr. S. Kaneko
KYŌTO MEISHO. Views of Kyōto.
Passenger Boat on the Yodo River in the Moonlight.
Dr. L. Reidhaar
GAWARA YŪSUZUMI. Evening Cooling at the river bed at Shijō.
These two and the following eight sheets make a set, representing
popular resorts of Kyoto for the four seasons of the year.
Gionsha Setchū, 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.
Tsūten Kyō no Kōfu, Merry-Making at the Foot of Maple Trees at Tsūten Kyō.
Ō-ban Yokoye. Published by Yeisendō
TŌTO MEISHŌ. Famous Sights of the Eastern Capital, Yedo (Tōkyō).
KAMEIDO TENMANGŪ KEIDAI no YUKI.
Snowing in the precincts of the Kameido Shrine.
Mr. G. Hashiguchi
NIHONBASHl no HAKUU.
Shower of Rain in Sunshine at Nihonbashi.
YOSHIWARA NAKANOCHŌ YOZAKURA.
Cherry Blossoms under the Full Moon, Yoshiwara Nakano-cho.
Mr. T. Nakamura
KAIANJI no MOMIJI. Maple Trees at Kaianji.
Mr. M. Uchida
KŌTO MEISHO. Views of Yedo.
SUMIDAGAWA HANAZAKARI. Cherry Trees in Full Bloom at the Sumida River.
A birds-eye view of Shinagawa Bay from Kasumigaseki.
Mr. S. Watanabe
TŌTO MEISHO. Famous Sights of the Eastern Capital, Yedo (Tōkyō).
MASSAKI YUKIHARE no ZU.
Clearing Weather after Snow at Massaki.
Mr. S. Watanabe
RYŌGOKUBASHI NŌRYŌ. People Enjoying the Evening Cool and Watching
the Display of Fireworks in Boats at Ryōgoku.
The above prints belong to the series entitled Tōto Meisho or Kōto
Meisho showing famous sights of Yedo and are of the Ō-ban Yokoye
size. Scores of them first appeared from the fourth year of the
era of Tempō (1833) to the end of the same era (1843). The first
prints bear a red stamp of a publishing house styled Kikakudō
But later prints have a black stamp styled Sanoki
instead of Kikakudō. But in fact both represent the same publisher,
Kikakudō 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 Sanjō no Zu, Top of Atago Hill, Shiba.
Asakusa Kinryuzan Toshinoichi Gunshū, Year-end Fair at Asakusa Park.
Meguro Fudō Mode, Pilgrims at the Fudō Shrine, Meguro.
Uyeno Shinobazu no Ike, Shinobazu Pond, Uyeno.
Asukayama Hanami, Cherry Viewing Party at Asukayama.
Takanawa no Yūkei, Twilight View of Takanawa.
Gohiakurakan Sazaido, the Sazaido containing the Five Hundred Images of Buddha.
Ochanomizu no Zu, Scene of Ochanomizu.
Nagata Baba Sannōmiya, Sannō Shrine, Nagata Baba.
Surugachō no Zu, Surugachō Street.
Susaki Shiohigari, Shell Gathering at Susaki at Low Ebb.
Gotenyama Yūkyō, Picnic at Gotenyama.
Yushima Temmangū, Temman Shrine at Yushima.
Ōji Inari no Sha, Ōji Inari Shrine.
Uyeno Tōyeizan no Zu, View of Tōyeizan at Uyeno.
Shiba Zōjōji no Zu, Yard of the Zōjōji Temple, Shiba.
Shiba Akabanebashi no Zu, Akabane Bridge, Shiba.
Kanda Myōjin 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.
Nichōmachi Shibai no Zu, Theatre Hall at Nichōmachi.
Kameido Fuji no Hana, Wisteria at Kameido.
Yanagishima Myōkendō, the Myōkendō 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.
Ōji Takinogawa, View of Takinogawa.
Asakusa Kinryuzan Monmaye, the Front Gate of the Kinryuzau Temple, Asakusa.
Ekōin Keidai Sumō no Zu, Wrestling Matches in the Precincts of the Ekōin.
Mr. T. Hirose