An original antique Japanese woodblock print by esteemed artist Utagawa (Ikkosai) Yoshimori. The image depicts a royal procession traveling on the remarkable Tokaido Road. Civillians can be seen kneeling down for the procession as they pass by. The background includes a mountainous sunset among a sea of blue-roof houses. Could be a scene of Shogun Yoritomo visiting Kyoto, as Yoshimori has other similar works depicting this notable event. Artists seal is in the ower left corner in red and black ink. Matted and framed in a gold gilt bamboo frame under glass, overall dimensions approximately 19”x 15”. Size of visible imige within mat is approximately 13.75” x 9.5”. Print in great condition with vivid coloring and incredible detail. Some small creases in the paper due to age. Not inspected out of frame. Please review all images. Family and Given name: Taguchi (originally Miki)? Little is known about the life of Yoshimori, other than he was born Taguchi Sakuzo in 1830 and died in either 1884 or 1885. He lived in the Edo districts of Shitayashirokoji (now Uenohirokoji) and then moved to Ikenohatakayacho. Some sources, including the above referenced wikipedia Japan site, say that he was a member of the Japanese Diet and resigned either in 1884 or 1885. Other sources make no mention of this. Towards the end of his life he moved to Yokohama. He designed both woodblock prints and illustrated books. As well as producing images of Yokohama, he designed kachoga1, musha-e, yokohyama-e, giga and works of political satire. He contributed over a dozen prints to the famous series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tokaido Road (Tokaido meisho fukei), also known as the Processional Tokaido Gyoretsu Tokaido. The influence of Kuniyoshi is clear in many of his works. He designed over thirty books, many of them song and humorous poetry books. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “princetonarts” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Brazil.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Paper
- Maker: Utagawa (Ikkosai) Yoshimori
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Blue
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print