Hiroshige II's series 'Six Jewel Rivers in the Provinces (Shokoku mu tamagawa)' (1863)


This page attempts to catalog all known prints in Hiroshige II's series 'Shokoku mu tamagawa (諸國 六 玉河 - Six Jewel Rivers in the Provinces)'.

The series title is in the vertical rectangular cartouche in the top right corner; the title of each individual print is in the fan-shaped cartouche to its left.

The series dates from the end of middle period of Hiroshige II's career, when he was about thirty-seven years old. At this point, he was using the name 'Hiroshige', since his master Hiroshige I had died (in 1858), and Hiroshige II had taken over the 'Hiroshige'; the prints in this series are signed 'Hiroshige'.

Series of prints on the theme of the Six Jewel Rivers were popular in the genre of landscape prints. The name is often written with the characters 玉川.

Technical details

The Prints

To see a larger, roughly full-screen, image of any print, if there is one available, please click on the thumbnail; these larger images are sized to produce fine detail, and are only moderately compressed.

Images Number Date Title (Kanji) Title (Rōmaji) Title (English) Description
1863/? 摂津 檮衣 之 玉川 Settsu Kinuta no Tamagawa Jewel River Kinuta in Settsu Province
1863/? 近江 野路 之 玉川 Ōmi Noji no Tamagawa Jewel River Noji in Ōmi Province
1863/11 紀伊 高野 之 玉河 Kii kōya no tamagawa Jewel River Kōya in Kii Province
1863/? 武蔵 調布 之 玉川 Musashi Chōfu no Tamagawa Jewel River of Chōfu in Musashi Province
1863/11? 陸奥 野田 之 玉河 Mutsu Noda no Tamagawa Jewel River of Noda in Mutsu Province

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