Hiroshige & Eisen: The Sixty-Nine Stations Along the Kisokaido (Xl)

Cover Art for 9783836539388, Hiroshige & Eisen: The Sixty-Nine Stations Along the Kisokaido (Xl) by Andreas Marks
ISBN: 9783836539388
Publisher: TASCHEN
Published: 20 September, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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The Kisokaido route through Japan was ordained by the country's then ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu in the early 1600s, who decreed that staging posts be installed along the length of the arduous passage between Edo (present day Tokyo) and Kyoto. Inns, shops, and restaurants were established to provide sustenance and lodging to weary travelers. In 1835, renowned woodblock print artist Keisai Eisen was commissioned to create a series of works to chart the Kisokaido journey. After producing 24 prints, Eisen was replaced by Utagawa Hiroshige, who completed the series of 70 prints in 1843.

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