1857 HIROSHIGE WOODBLOCK Print – Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake

1857 HIROSHIGE WOODBLOCK Print - Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake
1857 HIROSHIGE WOODBLOCK Print – Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake


Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi Bridge and Atake no Yudachi is a woodblock print in the ukiyo-e genre by the Japanese artist Hiroshige. It was published in 1857 as part of the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and is one of the best known of Hiroshige’s prints.

Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake

Japanese: 大はしあたけの夕立 Ōhashi atake no yūdachi’

Hiroshige, Sudden shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake, 1857

Artist Andō Hiroshige

Year 9th month of 1857

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese: 歌川 広重), also Andō Hiroshige (Japanese: 安藤 広重; 1797 – 12 October 1858), was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition.

Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō; and for his depictions of birds and flowers. The subjects of his work were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre, whose typical focus was on beautiful women, popular actors, and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan’s Edo period (1603–1868). The popular Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series by Hokusai was a strong influence on Hiroshige’s choice of subject, though Hiroshige’s approach was more poetic and ambient than Hokusai’s bolder, more formal prints.

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