Utagawa Hiroshige’s delicately hued images invite you to experience the natural world. With tempestuous seas, the moon reflected in a rice field, and fireworks over a serene bay, his landscapes and idyllic village scenes illustrate the Edo period, an unprecedented two centuries of peace and prosperity in Japan. These “pictures of the floating world,” or ukiyo-e artworks, capture moments of beauty in everyday life. Hiroshige was one of the last great masters of traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking.
12 x 13 in.; open 12 x 26 in.
12 full-color images