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"Ukiyo-e Ceramic Plate: Morning View of Nihonbashi by Hiroshige"

"Ukiyo-e Ceramic Plate: Morning View of Nihonbashi by Hiroshige"

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We have printed ukiyo-e on ceramic plates (material: porcelain/rayon) using a special technique.
You can display it by hanging it on the wall or using the included stand.

Diameter: Approximately 150mm

Thickness: 6mm

Weight: 220g


Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Born as the son of Andō Gen'emon, a member of the Edo fire brigade, Hiroshige entered the artistic world in his mid-teens by apprenticing under Utagawa Toyohiro (1773-1829). Around 1818, he adopted the name Hiroshige and began showcasing his artworks.

In his mid-thirties, Hiroshige gained recognition in the field of landscape painting with the release of "Famous Places in Edo." However, he achieved great fame and solidified his position as a landscape artist with a unique and lyrical style in the "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō," a series that captured the hearts of many. He stood alongside Katsushika Hokusai as a prominent figure in the world of landscape painting. Hiroshige's talent extended to flower and bird prints as well as hand-painted-style prints, carving out his distinctive artistic niche.


This artwork marks the first piece in Hiroshige's 'Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō' series, capturing the vibrant scenes of Edo during that era. It remains a popular work by Hiroshige. On the bridge, you can see a daimyo procession from 'Sankin Kōtai,' and in the foreground, there are itinerant merchants returning from their trips to the fish market, among others. The bustling morning atmosphere of Nihonbashi is beautifully depicted, showcasing the lively streets of Edo.

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