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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I; Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidō) (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858); Japanese, active c. 1833 - 1850
Title:Ishibe Megawa no sato [Megawa village, Ishibe], from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi [Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido]
Date Made:1833-1834
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in; 36.2 cm x 48.9 cm; Sheet: 9 1/2 in x 14 9/16 in; 24.1 cm x 37 cm; Image: 8 13/16 in x 13 3/4 in; 22.4 cm x 34.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recot, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hiroshige ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tōkaidō / gojūsan tsugi no / uchi]; TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ishibe]; SEAL: recto, upp. ctr. (red ink): [Japanese character, Megawa no sato]; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (red ink): [Japanese character, Hoeidō].
Accession Number:  MH 1964.102.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Austin (Janet Evans, Class of 1925)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Ishibe is no. 52 in the Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido series in the Hoeido edition. A horizontal view of a tea-house (Iseya posthouse) on the left with travelers and horses around. Hills rise in the background and blue and grey gradations.

landscapes; travel; rest

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