'Fujikawa Station' #38 from series 'Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido'
This woodblock print after Hiroshige depicts a snow scene at the station of Fujikawa. There is a priest and his sherpa, in the lead, heading into a village laden in freshly fallen snow. It is said to be the best print in the series, a classic ukiyo-e scene, and a popular series by Hiroshige, which is referred to as the 'Kyoka Tokaido or Sanoki Tokaido'. Kyoka means 'comic poem', which is noted to the center right of the image. Sanoki was the publisher of this series, so it often is attributed to his name. The series was published in the early 1940s. This later edition dates to c1930 for the booming tourist trade. This chuban size print measures 7.5" x 9.75", and it is handsomely framed in a brushed gold tone frame measuring 13.25" x 16". It is in good condition with a spot of foxing and just minimal toning. P8347 $125.00