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"Ukiyo-e Coaster: 'Morning View of Nihonbashi' (The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido) by Utagawa Hiroshige"

"Ukiyo-e Coaster: 'Morning View of Nihonbashi' (The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido) by Utagawa Hiroshige"

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Ukiyo-e Inspired Acrylic Coasters

Add art to your everyday with these acrylic coasters featuring Ukiyo-e motifs. Elevate your tea time experience and enjoy the charm of these small yet artistic accessories.

Currently available in six different designs, we also offer discounted set prices.

Specifications:

  • Diameter: 90mm
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Weight: 22g

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Born as the son of Ando Gen'emon, a fire warden and constable of Edo, Utagawa Hiroshige entered the apprenticeship of Utagawa Toyohiro (1773-1829) in his mid-teens. He adopted the name Hiroshige and began publishing his own works around 1818.

In his mid-thirties, Hiroshige made a significant impact on the world of landscape art with his series 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital.' He gained immense popularity with the sentimental and charming elegance of his 'Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido,' firmly establishing his position as a landscape artist alongside Katsushika Hokusai. He also demonstrated his talent in flower and bird prints and hand-painted-style prints, carving out a unique artistic path.

Nihonbashi (Morning View) (The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido)

This artwork is the first piece in Hiroshige's 'Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido' series. It depicts the lively scenes of Edo at the time, with a daimyo procession of 'Sankin Kotai' on the bridge and itinerant merchants returning from their shopping at the fish market near the bridge. The bustling morning atmosphere of Nihonbashi is wonderfully captured in this popular work.

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