Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
October 24 – December12, 2014
The Mitchell Gallery Celebrates 25 Years
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 26, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, this outstanding exhibition features 55 revolutionary woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797 – 1858), recording the scenic views along the famous “Eastern Road” that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1833-1834 and established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.
Photo credit: Utagawa Hiroshige, Twenty-Sixth Station: Kakegawa, 1833-1834