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Hiroshige: Cherry Blossoms Boxed Notecard Assortment


Utagawa Hiroshige’s extraordinary woodblock-print series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo ranks among the greatest achievements of Japanese art. Issued between 1856 and 1858, the 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-19th-century Tokyo remain a precious record of the appearance, and spirit, of Edo at the culmination of more than two centuries of uninterrupted peace and prosperity. The four prints reproduced in this notecard assortment highlight the delicate cherry blossoms of Edo.

About the artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), a member of Japan’s samurai class, lived and died in Edo (renamed Tokyo in 1868). He inherited his father’s official post as a fire warden while still in his teens, though he simultaneously apprenticed as aukiyo-e artist. By the 1830s he had come into his artistic maturity, depicting landscapes, birds and flowers, and scenes of daily life. At that time, Japan was opening to the West after centuries of seclusion, and his prints, showcasing the tranquil Japanese countryside, became popular the world over. Hiroshige was one of the last great masters of traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking, and his magnum opus, the print series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo ranks among the greatest achievements of Japanese art.


Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige

Contains five each of the following notecards:
Suwa Bluff, Nippori, 5/1856
Dam on the Otonashi River at Ōji, 2/1857
New Fuji, Meguro, 4/1857
Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment, 2/1856

20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy based inks.
High-quality 250 gsm card stock.
Soft white envelopes.

Box size: 7.375 x 5.375 x 1.5 in.

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Material: High-quality 250 gsm card stock paper.

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Approximate Measurements: 5 in x 7 in x