Hiroshige II's series 'The Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō)' (1867)


This page attempts to catalog all known prints in Hiroshige II's series 'Tōkaidō (東海道 - The Tōkaidō)' from 1867, the later of two identically-named series.

The stage name is at the bottom of the rectangular cartouche in the top right corner, and the series title is at the top.

The prints in this series date from toward the end of Hiroshige II's career, when he was about forty-one years old. At this point, he had stopped using the name 'Hiroshige', which he had taken up after his master Hiroshige I had died, and Hiroshige III had taken over the 'Hiroshige'; Hiroshige II was now using the 'Risshō'.

He did two very similar series of this name, in the vertical chūban format; the ones in this series can be easily distinquished because the ones from this series are signed 'Risshō'. In all other respects (title cartouche format, etc), the two series are identical.

It is certain that they are different series, however: images of the complete earlier series are available here, here, and here, and it can be seen that the images shown here do not match.

Technical details

The Prints

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

Images Number Date Title (Kanji) Title (Romaji) Comments
#1 日本橋 Nihonbashi
#2 品川 Shinagawa
#9 1867/12 大磯 Ōiso
#10 1867/12 小田原 Odawara
#13 沼津 Numazu
#14 Hara
#35 吉田 Yoshida
#36 御油 Goyu
#39 岡崎 Okazaki
#40 池鯉鮒 Chirifu
#41 鳴海 Narumi
#42 Miya
#45 石薬師
#46 庄野 Shōno

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