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Hiroshige & Eisen The Sixty Nine Stations along the Kisokaido

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The Kisokaido route through Japan was ordained in the early 1600s by the country's then-ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu, who decreed that staging posts be installed along the length of the arduous passage between Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto to provide sustenance and lodging to weary travellers.

The Sixty-Nine Stations collection represents not only a masterpiece of woodblock practice, including bold compositions and an experimental use of color, but also a charming tapestry of 19th-century Japan, long before the spectre of industrialization. This extra-large edition revives the series with due scale and splendor. Sourced from the only-known set of a near-complete run of the first edition of the series, this legendary publication is reproduced in optimum quality, bound in the Japanese tradition and with uncut paper.

 

Author : Andreas Marks & Rhiannon Paget

Publisher : Taschen

Publish Date : Oct 2017

Pages : 234

Format : Hard cover

Dimensions : 33.5 x 53 cm