Spring Rain At Tsuchiyama,Tsuchiyama Haru No Ame
By Utagawa Hiroshige
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Edition size: n/a, early lifetime impression
Sheet size: 24,5 x 36,4 cm
Fine early impression, very good colour and condition, faint centrefold and minor paper flaws. One of the best designs of this series.
The print shows a daimyo’s procession crossing the Tamura River in Suzuka Pass, east of Tsuchiyama. This area is famous for its green tea and known for the treacherous pass in winter.
For two other impressions of this print see the Collections at the British Museum and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, accession number 11.23105.
The Edward Burr Van Vleck Collections of Japanese prints, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1990, pag. 36, n. 50.