Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Today, it takes a little over two hours to travel from Shinagawa to Kyoto on the Shinkansen bullet train. In the Edo period, however, it took people about two weeks to travel 500 kilometers along the Tokaido route. The ukiyo-e series “Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido” by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) depicts Nihonbashi, Kyoto, and the 53 post stations in between. For each of the stations, Hiroshige chose materials that give a sense of the season and captured the localities of each station in all of the 55 works.

With the changing scenery, seasons, time and lively activity of the people, the lyrical style rooted in the climate and culture of Japan is the predominant feature of Hiroshige's ukiyo-e landscapes.
Hiroshige produced more than 20 series depicting the Tokaido in his lifetime. Among them, “Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido” published by Hoeido in 1833 became an enduring bestseller and one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of Japanese art.

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Narumi -The Famous Arimatsu Cloth

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Narumi -The Famous Arimatsu Cloth

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Maisaka -True View of Imagire

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Maisaka -True View of Imagire

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Kanagawa -Scenery at the Height

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Kanagawa -Scenery at the Height

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White Rain at Shono

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

White Rain at Shono

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Goyu -The Inn Touts

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Goyu -The Inn Touts

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Sakawa River, Odawara

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Sakawa River, Odawara

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Chiryu -Summer Horse Fair

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Chiryu -Summer Horse Fair

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Yokkaichi -The Mie River

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Yokkaichi -The Mie River

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Okitsu -The Okitsu River

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Okitsu -The Okitsu River

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Ishiyakushi -The Ishiyakushi Temple

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Ishiyakushi -The Ishiyakushi Temple

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Kanaya -The Futher Bank of the Oi River

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Kanaya -The Futher Bank of the Oi River

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Okabe -Mt.Utsu

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Okabe -Mt.Utsu

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Sanjyo Ohashi, Kyoto

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Sanjyo Ohashi, Kyoto

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Hamamatsu -Dead Winter

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Hamamatsu -Dead Winter

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Kawasaki -The Rokugo Ferry

Utagawa Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido

Kawasaki -The Rokugo Ferry

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