100 Views of Edo # 41 by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1787-1858)
Woodblock Print Title: 100 Views of Edo # 41: Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine
1st Publication: October 1858
Size: Oban; 8 3/4" x 13 1/4" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1858
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Condition: Mild fading, else very fine.
More about this print: Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine was not as culturally lofty as this image suggests. Within the shrine precinct itself was located a theater and numerous tea stalls, and the bustling street was known throughout Japan for the prostitutes who plied their trade there.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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