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Utagawa Hiroshige was born in samurai family in 1797 in what became modern Tokyo.

Around 14 years old, he began painting and was introduced to Toyohiro of the Utagawa school. By 1812 Hiroshige was permitted to sign his works, which he did under the art name Hiroshige.

Hiroshige lived in the barracks until the age of 43 as a firefighter and eventually turned his firefighter position over to his brother in 1823.

It was not until 1829–1830 that Hiroshige began to produce the landscapes he has come to be known for. He also created an increasing number of bird and flower prints about this time. About 1831, his Ten Famous Places in the Eastern Capital was printed. In 1832 he produced the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō, which contains some of his best-known prints.

In his declining years, Hiroshige produced thousands of prints to meet the demand for his works, but few were as good as those of his early and middle periods. He never lived in financial comfort, even in old age.

In 1856, Hiroshige "retired from the world," becoming a Buddhist monk; this was the year he began his One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. He died aged 62 during the great Edo cholera epidemic of 1858 and was buried in a Zen Buddhist temple in Asakusa.

Hiroshige influenced French Impressionist Monet and Cézanne. Vincent van Gogh copied two of the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. Hiroshige's style also influenced the "Мир Искусства" (World of Art), a 20th-century Russian art movement.
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Sakura namiki zu

Sakura namiki zu

Print shows a grove of blossoming cherry trees with mountain in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: horizontal O... more

Secchū tsubaki  ni suzume

Secchū tsubaki ni suzume

Print shows two sparrows near a camellia branch covered with snow. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Otanzaku-ban Nishikie. Adac... more

Ajisai ni kawasemi

Ajisai ni kawasemi

Print shows a kingfisher above hydrangea blossoms. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Otanzaku-ban Nishikie. Adachi modern reprin... more

Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi

Print shows porters carrying bundles across the Nihon Bridge on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Tōk... more

[Pilgrims ascending snow-covered hillside toward temple at summit]

[Pilgrims ascending snow-covered hillside toward temple at summit]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Modern reproduction. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Kaidō ni shōkin

Kaidō ni shōkin

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Wakan rōei shū : Virile poems of Japan and China. Format: Otanzaku Nishikie. Forms ... more

Shimada

Shimada

Print shows travelers fording a small river as others wait their opportunity to continue the journey; also shows some travelers with horses and many porters at the Shimada station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and... more

Eitaibashi tsukuda oki isaribune

Eitaibashi tsukuda oki isaribune

Print shows pedestrians with palanquin crossing bridge with large boats moored in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Fr... more

Hara

Hara

Print shows three travelers passing through the Hara station on the Tōkaidō Road with view of snow-capped Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored ... more

Okazaki

Okazaki

Print shows porters and retainers carrying bundles and a sedan chair across the bridge at the Okazaki station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... more

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu

Print shows travelers warming themselves by a fire next to a large pine tree, with view across a field of haystacks and buildings near the Hamamatsu station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive info... more

Seki

Seki

Print shows travelers outside a men's clothing shop selling hats and short kimonos, also standing at the entrance to a gated area, some shops closed with painted designs on fabric at the Seki station on the Tōk... more

Yoshiwara

Yoshiwara

Print shows travelers from behind on horseback on a narrow strip of land lined with pine trees near the Yoshiwara station on the Tōkaidō Road; with view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Title and other descriptiv... more

Yoshiwara

Yoshiwara

Print shows travelers from behind on horseback on a narrow strip of land lined with pine trees near the Yoshiwara station on the Tōkaidō Road; with view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Title and other descriptiv... more

Ishibe

Ishibe

Print shows travelers in front of a large pavilion, possibly serving as an inn or teahouse, as well as rest stop, getting ready to depart from the Ishibe station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive... more

Susaki shiohigari

Susaki shiohigari

Print shows several people gathering salt in a shallow inlet. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Edo meisho : Famous v... more

Okazaki

Okazaki

Print shows travelers on a bridge across a river with buildings in the background at the Okazaki station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print ... more

Ryōgokubashi nōryō

Ryōgokubashi nōryō

Print shows many pedestrians on the Ryōgoku Bridge and several boats in the water beneath the bridge, at evening. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists ... more

Miya

Miya

Print shows people running with horses on long ropes through the torii at the shrine at the Miya station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print ... more

Maisaka

Maisaka

Print shows the large sails of sailboats in the foreground, small boats and mountains on Lake Hamana at the Maisaka station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-s... more

Narumi

Narumi

Print shows travelers and porters carrying a sedan chair passing shops on a street at the Narumi station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print ... more

Yokkaichi

Yokkaichi

Print shows a man running along an earthen wharf, chasing his hat which the wind has blown off; another person stands on a wooden portion of the pier, and there is a small fishing village on the left. Title and... more

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Print shows travelers being ferried across the Rokugo River where others wait on the opposite shore at the Kawasaki station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-s... more

Hara

Hara

Print shows two travelers and a porter next to a rice paddy with two herons and a view of Mount Fuji at the Hara station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-spon... more

Fujisawa

Fujisawa

Print shows travelers crossing a bridge with a torii in the foreground and view of the rooftops and temple buildings at the Fujisawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled... more

Mariko

Mariko

Print shows travelers resting at a teahouse or inn at the Mariko station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the... more

Kanbara

Kanbara

Print shows travelers walking in the snow at night at the Kanbara station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From ... more

Kakegawa

Kakegawa

Print shows elderly people walking across the bridge at the Kakegawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From... more

Oiso

Oiso

Print shows travelers, during a rain storm, passing a small shrine at the entrance to the village at the Oiso station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsor... more

Totsuka

Totsuka

Print shows travelers arriving at an inn or teahouse, one traveler mounting or dismounting a horse, another crossing a bridge; thatched roofs of houses in the village at the Totsuka station on the Tōkaidō Road.... more

Kanbara

Kanbara

Print shows people walking during an evening snowfall at the Kanbara station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From... more

Bora zu

Bora zu

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Uo zukushi : A complement of fish. Format: horizontal Oban Nishikie. Forms part of:... more

Sakanoshita

Sakanoshita

Print shows travelers at a rest stop admiring waterfalls in the mountains across a deep gorge at a rest stop near the Sakanoshita station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by... more

Kusatsu

Kusatsu

Print shows porters carrying large containers and sedan chairs on street passing in front of a teahouse at the Kusatsu station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunke... more

Fukuroi

Fukuroi

Print shows travelers resting at a rest stop, two are tending to a large teapot, and a porter may be asleep, at the Fukuroi station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichi... more

Shirasuka

Shirasuka

Print shows a long procession on a roadway down a hillside toward the Shirasuka station on the Tōkaidō Road; also shows a broad expanse of the sea with sails in the distance. Title and other descriptive informa... more

Ishiyakushi

Ishiyakushi

Print shows three travelers (one on horseback) entering a village and two porters with shoulder pole walking on a berm between two fields with haystacks and laborers, and the village in the background at the Is... more

Mishima

Mishima

Print shows travelers in sedan chairs, on horseback, and on foot passing a torii at Mishima shrine near the Mishima station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-s... more

Nihonbashi [2nd edition]

Nihonbashi [2nd edition]

Print shows travelers and porters crossing the bridge at the Nihonbashi station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. F... more

Futagawa

Futagawa

Print shows three traveling musicians with their shamisens approaching a rest stop near the Futagawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo pr... more

Fujikawa

Fujikawa

Print shows travelers paying respects at a roadside shrine at the Fujikawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-20... more

Seba

Seba

Print shows two men poling sampans on the Ohta River beneath a full moon. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Kisokaidō r... more

Shōno

Shōno

Print shows travelers, including two porters carrying a litter, walking up an incline near the Shōno station on the Tōkaidō Road during a rain storm. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibun... more

Ise ebi to shiba ebi

Ise ebi to shiba ebi

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Uo zukushi : A complement of fish. Format: horizontal Oban Nishikie. Forms part of:... more

Mukōjima hiraiwa

Mukōjima hiraiwa

Print shows exterior view of a teahouse with three women returning from viewing cherry blossoms, and two men trying to attract their attention. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sp... more

Ōji ōgiya

Ōji ōgiya

Print shows tearooms lining a small stream with two people crossing to where a man and a child are sitting. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 200... more

Shinobazu no ike

Shinobazu no ike

Print shows pedestrians on a tree-lined promenade that bisects the Shinobazu Pond, with buidings on stilts along the shoreline. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo prin... more

Shinobazu no ike benten no hokora

Shinobazu no ike benten no hokora

Print shows pedestrians on a bridge across Shinobazu Pond leading to the Benten shrine; pine trees along the bridge, buildings on pilings extending into the pond, and buildings of the town in the background. Ti... more

Shin-yoshiwara nakanochō haru no kei

Shin-yoshiwara nakanochō haru no kei

Print shows many women and a few men on the Nakanochō Boulevard in the Shin-Yoshiwara pleasure district of Tokyo, during spring, with teahouses and shops lining the street and a large cherry tree in bloom. Titl... more

Takanawa no zu

Takanawa no zu

Print shows porters carrying sedan chairs and travelers on foot and horseback along the waterfront of Takanawa, with ships coming into port and at anchor in the background, and a public house on the left. Title... more

Eitai bashi Fukagawa shinchi

Eitai bashi Fukagawa shinchi

Print shows pedestrians crossing large wooden bridge spanning a river or inlet at Fukagawa; also shows large ships in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Ed... more

Gotenyama hanazakari no zu

Gotenyama hanazakari no zu

Print shows people sitting and walking, picnicing and viewing blossoms on a bluff above a town on the seacoast with ships offshore. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo ... more

Futagawa

Futagawa

Print shows a man with a shoulder pole, travelers, and others outside a thatched-roof shop, the vendor sitting on a table in front, at the Futagawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive infor... more

Azuma no mori no yau

Azuma no mori no yau

Print shows travelers on roadway near the entrance to the Azuma Shrine during a rainstorm. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the se... more

Kanaya

Kanaya

Print shows many porters carrying travelers on platforms, some on their back, fording a river, also some carrying bundles at the Kanaya station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compi... more

Fujikawa

Fujikawa

Print shows travelers walking past shops at the Fujikawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series:... more

Asukayama no bosetsu

Asukayama no bosetsu

Print shows people walking in the snow, one leading a horse, past a hillside with snow-covered trees and several small shrines, low buildings on the left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nic... more

Gyōtoku no kihan

Gyōtoku no kihan

Print shows a ferry in the foreground transporting people and bundles, with two sailboats in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 20... more

Ikegami no banshō

Ikegami no banshō

Print shows low buildings in the foreground that may be shops related to the temple, largely obscured by trees, across the bridge and in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichi... more

Odawara

Odawara

Print shows travelers fording a river as others approach, some stopping to rest near the river; also shows some travelers with horses and mountains in the background at the Odawara station on the Tōkaidō Road. ... more

Tsubaki ni uguisu

Tsubaki ni uguisu

Print shows a bird on a tree branch with camellia blossom. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Wakan rōei shū : Virile ... more

[Cat]

[Cat]

Ukiyo-e drawing showing a cat. Illus. in: Hiroshige gajō, early 1840s. Number "11." Title devised by Library staff. Possibly exhibited: "The Floating world of Ukiyo-e: shadows, dreams and substances," organized... more

Kameido umeyashiki no zu

Kameido umeyashiki no zu

Print shows many people in a courtyard outside a tea shop, enjoying tea among plum trees. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the ser... more

Sumidagawa miyakodori no koji

Sumidagawa miyakodori no koji

Print shows the well-dressed poet, Narihira, watching birds on the Sumida River, with a page squatting behind him holding his sword; view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive information... more

Takanawa no kihan

Takanawa no kihan

Print shows sailboats, some anchored and some under sail. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Tōto hakkei : Eight views i... more

Mitsuke

Mitsuke

Print shows travelers in boats on a river near the Mitsuke station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the serie... more

Okabe

Okabe

Print shows travelers, including two carrying a palanquin, on a passageway through a valley near the Okabe station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored ... more

Suruga miho no ura

Suruga miho no ura

Print shows groves of trees along the coast and the sails of ships on Miho or Suruga Bay, Japan. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Forma... more

Goyu

Goyu

Print shows travelers, including two carrying a palanquin, on a street in the commercial district at the Goyu station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsor... more

Hara

Hara

Print shows travelers, including a person riding in a basket on horseback, pass rice fields near the Hara station on the Tōkaidō Road, with view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive info... more

Totsuka

Totsuka

Print shows porters carrying a sedan chair and one carrying a shoulder pole with bundles on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2... more

Otsuka

Otsuka

Print shows porters carrying goods and palanquins near the Otsuka station of the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From ... more

Yui

Yui

Print shows travelers on a street at the Yui station on the Tōkaidō Road, with cliffs and view of the sea in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print s... more

Ishiyakushi

Ishiyakushi

Print shows travelers on village street with many buildings, street lights (lanterns) and signs, and a large tree at the Ishiyakushi station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled... more

Ejiri

Ejiri

Print shows travelers crossing a bridge during a heavy rain storm at the Ejiri station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 200... more

Narumi

Narumi

Print shows travelers, including a group with a palanquin, in the commercial district of the Narumi station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo pri... more

Kanbara

Kanbara

Print shows travelers walking along shore of a river, possibly engaging boats to ferry them across, near the Kanbara station on the Tōkaidō Road; view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptiv... more

Kame

Kame

Print shows two turtles. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Nishikie. Part of a Harimaze-e. Forms part of: Japanese prints and dr... more

Sumida tsutsumi hanami no zu

Sumida tsutsumi hanami no zu

Print shows sightseers walking along pathway viewing cherry blossoms on the bank of the Sumida River. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006... more

Totsuka

Totsuka

Print shows travelers, including two carrying a litter with passenger, on the Tōkaidō Road at the Totsuka station. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists... more

Shiba sinmeisha nai no zu

Shiba sinmeisha nai no zu

Print shows people, including many women and children, and roosters at the Shiba Sinmei shrine. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From t... more

Matsuchiyama yukibare no zu

Matsuchiyama yukibare no zu

Print shows a winter scene with a bridge spanning a canal and boats on a river. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Nishikie, prob... more

Yoshiwara

Yoshiwara

Print shows travelers passing through a stand of pine trees near the Yoshiwara station on the Tōkaidō Road, with a cluster of buildings in the background on the right and a view of Mount Fuji on the left. Title... more

Shimada kanaya

Shimada kanaya

Print shows a long trail of travelers crossing the Oi River between the Shimada and Kanaya stations on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print speci... more

Hanaikada

Hanaikada

Print shows flower petals falling on a log raft and the man driving the raft. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Sumizurie. Proba... more

Honmoku kara no Fuji [o nozomu]

Honmoku kara no Fuji [o nozomu]

Print shows a view of Mount Fuji from across a bay with sailboat; tree studded cliff in the foreground. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06... more

Nihonbashi akebono no zu

Nihonbashi akebono no zu

Print shows porters carrying sedan chairs and pedestrians crossing the Nihon Bridge. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: ... more

Yumiharizuki

Yumiharizuki

Print shows a bridge spanning a steep canyon with a crescent moon visible between the canyon walls. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Fr... more

Noto, taki no ura

Noto, taki no ura

Print shows blossoming trees on cliffs, with waterfalls and caves at sea level. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Rokuj... more

Echizen

Echizen

Print shows a bird's-eye view of sailboats on a river, with mountains in the distance, at sunset. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From... more

Ōsumi

Ōsumi

Print shows the volcano Sakurajima at Ōsumi on Sakura Island, with sailing ships in the sea around the island. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in ... more

Ōhashi nakazu mitsumata

Ōhashi nakazu mitsumata

Print shows two women in a boat with a man at the helm near the wooden structural supports for the bridge at Mitsumata. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... more

Tajima

Tajima

Print shows the cave temple of Kannon, the merciful goddess or goddess of the cave, in the Iwai Valley, Tajima Province. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print speci... more

Matsuchiyama

Matsuchiyama

Print shows a large number of people in front of and inside a row of buildings at the foot of the Matsuchiyama. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in... more

Maisaka

Maisaka

Print shows a bird's-eye view of ships offshore with small peninsula and large mountain; station 31 on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print speci... more

Totsuka

Totsuka

Print shows people working in a rice paddy in a small valley in the foreground, and travelers passing the Totsuka station on the Tōkaidō Road, with view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descript... more

Kanbara

Kanbara

Print shows a bird's-eye view of Kanbara, the 16th station on the Tōkaidō Road, with pilgrims walking up an incline between two buildings, one may be a teahouse. In the distance are boats on a river and beyond ... more

Okabe

Okabe

Print shows pilgrims walking along the Tōkaidō Road through a steep valley at Okabe, the 22nd station, with a small, thatched-roof shelter in the middle distance, and a large mountain in the background. Title a... more

Fujieda

Fujieda

Print shows a group of pilgrims crossing a shallow river, one being carried in a sedan chair, and three borne on the backs of others, at the 23rd station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive informa... more

Ōiso

Ōiso

Print shows a bird's-eye view of trees and cemetery markers on hillside overlooking sea with ships and mountains in the background; also, small building and pilgrims on the left; station no. 9 on the Tōkaidō Ro... more