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Akasaka Woodcut | Ando Hiroshige

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Ando Hiroshige

Ando Hiroshige

$350

Japanese (1797–1858)

  • Woodblock Print
  • Image Size: 8.5 x 14 inches
  • Frame Size: 14 x 18 inches

$350

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about Akasaka

This traditional Japanese woodblock print by master of ukiyo-e Ando Hiroshage depicts a scene of pleasure and courtly entertainment.

Viewed from an angle, the artist renders a tea ceremony along with several courtesans and geisha entertaining their guests and clients.

About The Artist: Ando Hiroshige

Hiroshige was born in 1797 and named "Ando Tokutaro" in the Yayosu barracks, just east of Edo Castle in the city of Edo. His father was Ando Gen'emon, a hereditary retainer (of the doshin rank) of the shogun. An official within the fire-fighting organization whose duty was to protect Edo Castle from fire, Gen'emon and his family, along with 30 other samurai, lived within one of the ten barracks. The thirty samurai officials of a barracks,...

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About The Medium: Woodblock

Is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. Ukiyo-e is the best-known type of Japanese woodblock art print. An earlier term for a woodcut, usually on larger, rougher pieces of wood.

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