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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan
The complete series of Hiroshige's famous prints, "The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido." This consists of 55 views in total, one for each of the endpoints in Edo (modern Tokyo) and Kyoto, and one for each of the 53 staging points along the way. The pictures are said to be based on Hiroshige's real experience of the journey in 1832.
Wikipedia article on the series
Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) was inspired by seeing the landscape images of Hokusai, to whom he became a younger rival. He joined the flourishing Utagawa school, and produced thousands of woodblock prints, using the most advanced techniques of the time. He is most famous for his series "The 53 stations of the Tokaido."
He is usually known as Utagawa Hiroshige, being his brush name within the school, but he was born into a low-ranking samurai family (with the job of fireman), and so is also sometimes known by his real family name, Ando.
Discontinued May 2020
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11447 (11-447 on package)
Retail price ¥3000