I love so much to see his “One hundred famous views of Edo”. I am always amazed he draw such unique composition in 19th. Without Hiroshige and Hokusai, Japanese won’t build such big manga culture, Ukiyoe (Wood print) was core of Japonism, manga may be called neo-Japonism, they are bound up in each other.
Hiroshige Vivid @ Suntry Mesuem, Tokyo
April 29-> June 12th 10:00-18:00 (Friday 20:00)
Azumabashi Konryuzan Enbo
A view from a boat on Sumida river. A ladies enjoy Spring and cherry blossom on a boat and view of Asakusa Sensoji, Azuma bridge, Mt.Fuji.
A fish is a skipjack tuna, we call it HATSU GATSUO. So we call tell this is summer season. And that fish is in a carrying pole, there is a fish selling guy in this print and he would delivered it to the customer from fish market. In Nihonbash there is a big fish market and it moved into Tsukiji after Great Kantō earthquake in 1923.
Ouji Shozoku enoki Oomisoka Kitsunebi
Every New year eve, fox gathered under the big tree near the shrine and change their clothes into official one and visited the shrine. Farmers lived near the shrine predicted their next year’s harvest by amount of lights that fox had. This print tells such aid story. Very unique one, coz Hiroshima’s print are colorful like it is called Hiroshima vivid.