The Suruga Bank of the Oi River

Shimada - The Suruga Bank of the Oi River

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Utagawa Hiroshige III

Oi River was known for its flood disaster and it is considered that the Oi River was the most difficult river to cross along the Tokaido Highway. However, construction of the bridge began with the arrival of the modern era and in this picture, travelers are crossing the temporary bridge.

Hiroshige III was - like Hiroshige II - a pupil of the great master Ando Hiroshige. After Hiroshige II was divorced from the daughter of Hiroshige I, he married her and called himself Hiroshige III and used the surname Ando. The work of Hiroshige III gives a highly interesting insight into the development of Japan after the opening to the outside world. Some of his works show subjects like for instance railway stations.

Date: 1875

Condition: Very good condition, not backed, margins as shown.