HIROSHIGE Atago Shrine


Atago Shrine

Japanese Print Description

HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Atago Shrine in Shiba
Toto Meisho
Publisher:  Kikakudo
C 1828-32

Climbing steps to the shrine at the top of Mt Atago, and enjoying the view with a beautiful rainbow. There was a belief that anyone completing the extremely steep staircase would achieve success in life.  This would be the first of only three prints in which Hiroshige depicts a rainbow.

Oban Yoko-e.  Light centerfold.


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