53 Stations of the Tokaido: Chiryu
Date:1831 – 1834
Height: 8.875 in;16 in
Width: 13.125 in;20 in
Horses in grass grazing. Figures gathered near tree in distance.
Hiroshige is renowned for the use of unusual vantage points, seasonal allusions, and striking colors throughout his artwork. This is seen in his print series, the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. At this time, tourism was a thriving industry and interest in travel was widespread. Hiroshige drew inspiration from this excitment in his creation of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido.