Wood-block Print Exhibition: Hiroshige's 53 Stages of the Tokaido Road, Fine

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Wood-block Print Exhibition: Hiroshige's 53 Stages of the Tokaido Road
Author:
Department of Culture and History of the State of West Virginia, Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Embassy of Japan, and Japan Air Lines
Publisher:
Hakuhodo Incorporated
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N/A
Seller Category:
JAPANESE ART
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1
Condition:
Used: Excellent
Sku: 01460
Notes: Fine, 4to, 8 1/4" x 11 3/4." No date, circa 1980s. Brown paper wrappers with no lettering on spine. Book comes with original light beige textured paper folder with four folding flaps. Black lettering, embossed lettering, and gilt Japan Air Lines emblem on front of folder. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Folder has some age toning and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations in black-and-white and color. Unpaginated, 36 pp., including illustrations. Beautiful book about Utagawa Hiroshige's famous series of ukiyo-e prints, _The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road_ (also known as _The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido Road_). Hiroshige made this series after traveling on Japan's famous road himself. He made many variations on the subject, but the Hoeido Edition (1833-1834) is the best-known. Catalog provides small illustrations of all 53 prints in black-and-white. A few of the 53 prints are also presented as full-page color illustrations. Includes introduction on ukiyo-e and background information on the Tokaido Road. Sponsored by the Department of Culture and History of the State of West Virginia. Co-sponsored by Japan Ukiyo-e Museum. Supported by the Embassy of Japan. Presented with the cooperation of Japan Air Lines. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.