Hiroshige III Nihonbashi

Hiroshige III

At Nihonbashi – First moment of Tokyo

Japanese Print Description


Marching Band at Nihonbashi Bridge for arrival
of Emperor Meiji for the first time to Edo (Tokyo)
Signed: Hiroshige ga
Series: Famous Places in Tokyo
Publisher: Maru-tetsu
Dated: 1868
Very good impression and colors. Small hole in left margin otherwise very good condition.This print shows the last moments of Edo.
In 1868, when Emperor Meiji entered the city for the first time, Edo would cease to be called Edo and would henceforth be named “Tokyo”. This shows part of the emperor’s procession at Nihonbashi bridge as it nears the palace.



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