We find ourselves indoors for the first time in Ando Hiroshige's iconic One Hundred Views of Edo, joining the cat in viewing the procession of the Torinomachi Festival. Though Hiroshige rebelled against traditional ukiyo-e subjects by choosing to depict more landscapes than cities or seductive ladies, it is worth noting that this particular view comes from inside the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters, though on the quieter second story of the brothel. The accoutrements of the courtesan—the robe, bowl, and special tissue papers for the act—are casually strewn about the scene. The women themselves are nowhere to be found, perhaps because they've joined the festivities. It seems, however, that Hiroshige himself would prefer to stay indoors: he inked the interior in the vibrant tones he usually reserved for his landscapes, giving this quiet moment inside a similar kind of magic.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 250
20"x16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 10