Hiroshige & Eisen. The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido

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The Kisokaido route through Japan was ordained in the early 1600s by the country's then-ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu, 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 & Eisen. The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido 2017, Taschen GmbH, Cologne

ISBN-13: 9783836539388

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