Hiroshige Woodblock Tanabata Festival
Hiroshige Woodblock Tanabata Festival from his series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. A view of Edo which was the original name for Tokyo during the Tanabata Festival. Bamboo branches are decorated with strips of paper with poems and dedications and lashed to rooftops. Mount Fuji looms as a backdrop beyond the rooftops. A great contrast of colours in a very unusual woodblock print. Originally published in 1857 this woodblock was produced in mid 20th Century.
The woodblock print in very good condition.
Approximate Dimensions of sheet 40 height and 26.5 cm width.
Approximate dimensions of print 34 cm height and 22 cm width.
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Utagawa Hiroshige also known as Andō Hiroshige 1797 to 1858. Hiroshige was the last great master of the ukiyo-e tradition.
Hiroshige is famous for his landscapes as well as his depictions of birds and flowers. He also created series such as the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido and the Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido.