Japanese woodblock print or Ukiyo-e Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō – Hara, morning Fuji

Japanese woodblock print or Ukiyo-e Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō – Hara, morning Fuji


Hara 原, the 14th print in the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi 東海道五十三次). Tōkaidō 東海道 is the name of the road or path that connected the capital of the Edo shogunate 江戸 (present-day Tokyo) and the emperor’s city, Kyoto. Mount Fuji can be seen in the background, towering over the edge of the picture due to its size. Below the mountain is a rice field with two cranes standing on it. One of the ladies, taking her morning walk in the field, turns towards the crane when it calls. The perspective used is typical of the Utagawa school 歌川派, which began to use Western-style perspective to create a sense of depth. (KH, JR)

Author: 安藤広重 Andō Hiroshige
Workshop / factory / publisher: 竹内 Takeuchi
Material description: paper
Manufacturing technique: coloured woodblock print or Ukiyo-e
Dimensions: height: 25.3 cm, length: 37.7 cm
Signature: 広重画 / Hiroshige ga
Censor: 極 / Kiwame
Seal: 竹内 / Takeuchi (producer's seal)
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin, Thea Schreiber Gammelin, Celje Regional Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: The print has two major signs of damage: a hole on the upper right and a scratch on the lower right. The colours are slightly faded.
History of exhibition: Celje Regional Museum, Celje, 16.10.2019–31.5.2020 (exhibition: Azija me je povsem uročila [Asia Utterly Bewitched Me])
Press releases: HRVATIN, Klara, ROBIN, Jernej, TRNOVEC, Barbara. 2019. Japonski lesorezi [Japanese woodblock prints]. V Azija me je povsem uročila: katalog občasne razstave ob 130. obletnici rojstva Alme M. Karlin in 100. obletnici njenega odhoda na pot okrog sveta (Asia Utterly Bewitched Me: catalogue of the special exhibition on the 130th anniversary of Alma M. Karlin and the 100th anniversary of her world tour). Celje: Pokrajinski muzej; Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete: 59–71.

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