100 Views of Edo # 84 by Ando Hiroshige
Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Title: 100 Views of Edo # 84 Granpa's Teahouse at Meguro
1st Publication: April 1857
Size: 8-3/4 x 13-1/4 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: April 1857, 1st Edition
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Condition: Center fold now flattened. small light area near the center of the print, as seen on pictures. Beautiful Colors. Good to very good overall condition.
Notes: Beautiful Masterpiece from Ando Hiroshige, from the 100 Views of Edo Serie. A great addition to any collection, and an even better investment from this highly sought and most recognized serie of prints.
More about this print: The winding path depicted here, leading down to the Meguro River, is called Teahouse Slope. According to one story, the third shogun, Iemitsu, stopped by here while hunting and was graciously served by an elderly couple at their small teahouse, thereafter known as Jijigachaya, or Grandpa's Teahouse.
A separate account involves the eighth shogun, Yoshimune, and speaks of two teahouses, one named for Grandpa and the other for Grandma, with the latter located at the top of the hill. In this view, Grandpa's Teahouse is on the lower right; Grandma's Teahouse would have been out of sight above to the left.
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