An image of Koganei in Musashi Province (Musashi koganei)

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

(Japan 1797 – 1858)

Koganei in Musashi Province (Musashi koganei), from the series Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjurokkei)

Location
Not on display
Further information

Over the period of his career, Utagawa Hiroshige is believed to have created up to 5000 designs for woodblock prints. This image is from the series 'Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji' (Fuji sanjurokkei) and was released in 1858, the year of the artist’s death. In this spring scene, Mount Fuji is presented framed by the split trunk of a blossoming cherry tree by a fast-flowing river.

Such dramatic composition is a distinctive feature of Hiroshige’s prints which were widely distributed in Japan and also popular with European artists, in particular Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. The series was created in collaboration with Hiroshige’s pupil Utagawa Hiroshige II (born Suzuki Chinpei, 1826–1869) and published in Edo (Tokyo) by Tsutaya Kichizō (Kōeidō)

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
Year
1858
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock print
Dimensions
38.0 x 25.4 cm
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018
Accession number
138.2018.1