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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797~1858)


Utagawa Hiroshige , also Ando Hiroshige was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist,

considered the last great master of that tradition.

Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes,

such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido

and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido

and for his depictions of birds and flowers.

The subjects of his work were a typical of the ukiyo-e genre,

whose typical focus was on beautiful women, popular actors,

and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan's Edo periodd (1603–1868).

The popular Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series by Hokusai

was a strong influence on Hiroshige's choice of subject,

though Hiroshige's approach was more poetic and ambient

than Hokusai's bolder, more formal prints.