Hiroshige: Chiryu - 53 Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido)

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Ando Hiroshige

Chiryu 池鯉鮒, 知立 the 39th station on the Tokaido road. Chiryū-juku was noted for a famed Shinto shrine, the Chiryū Daimyōjin, and also for its flourishing horse market, held in late April to early May of each year. Tokugawa Ieyasu ordered that the post station plant pine trees along through route of the highway before and after the town. The classic ukiyo-e print by Andō Hiroshige (Hōeidō edition) from 1831 to 1834 depicts horses, and also one of the pine trees. (wiki)

Condition: Good color, crease down the middle, backed.

Date: Originally 1833. This edition was probably published in early 20th century.

Publisher: Originally Hoeido-Senkakudo. This one was from unknown publisher.