This wintry scene of the Kinryzan Temple in Asakusa was part of the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, a collection of work by Ando Hiroshige about the city now known as Tokyo. Hiroshige was known for his bold, formal landscapes, which were a surprising departure from the more popular ukiyo-e subjects at the time. This particular scene evokes the beauty of winter: the snow-covered paths and rooftops are cold, yet bright and enticing in the softened light. Snowflakes and silence fall upon the city as the huddled, bundled masses make their way to the temple. Warm reds and browns frame the cool blue sky, keeping in mind the warmth of home, yet drawing us forward and outward.
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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