Title: "Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi (completed)" [The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido]
Place Published: Japan
Date Published: c.1920s?
With 55 color plates after color woodblocks, plus a portrait of Hiroshige. 30.2x22 cm (12x8¾"), accordion-style album, color pictorial cloth covers, chitsu with bone clasps.
A fairly early 20th century edition of Hiroshige's renowned "Fifty-three Stations of the T?kaid?," depicting the road from the sh?gun's capital, Edo, to the imperial one, Ky?to, the main travel and transport artery of old Japan. Hiroshige created the series of ukiyo-e woodcut prints after his first travel along the T?kaid? in 1832. It has been republished in various forms in the nearly 200 years since its inception.