Tsuchiyama (Station 50), Ando Hiroshige, Color woodblock print, 1831-34
KALAMAZOO, MI.- A new exhibition at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gus Foster and Ando Hiroshige: The Tokaido Road, offers contrasting views of one of Asia’s great highways. The exhibition, a collection of 19th-century prints by Hiroshige and Foster’s contemporary, panoramic photographs, opens Saturday, September 8 and continues through Sunday, December 5.
Of the five main highways radiating from Edo (present-day Tokyo, Japan) during the Tokugawa era (1603-1868), the Tokaido Road was the busiest and perhaps most important. Along this route came great nobles from the western provinces, samurai warriors, masterless samurai (ronin), monks and various other travelers. Lire la suite http://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=21006
Kambara (Station 16) (detail), Ando Hiroshige, Color woodblock print, 1831-34.