The pictures of Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) convey a sense of timeless repose even as they capture fleeting seasonal changes. But as a photograph taken today at any place depicted in Hiroshige’s celebrated series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo would instantly reveal, these scenes are very much of a certain era. The artist captured these views just a few years after the US naval commander Matthew Perry forced Japan to end two centuries of seclusion. The 12 prints in this calendar, selected from the Hundred Famous Views, portray a culture about to undergo a rapid transformation.
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. 12 monthly grids and full-color artwork. Size: 12 x 13 in.; opens to 12 x 26 in.
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