100 Views of Edo # 84 by Ando Hiroshige

100 Views of Edo # 84 by Ando Hiroshige
Item# teahouse-at-meguro-hiroshige
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Artist: Ando Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Title: 100 Views of Edo # 84 Granpa's Teahouse at Meguro

1st Publication: April 1857

Size: 8-3/4 x 13-1/4 + Margins as shown

Date of this edition: April 1857, 1st Edition

Publisher: Uoya Eikichi

Carver: Hori-Sen

Condition: A repaired pin hole in the sky area, margin partially trimmed, affecting the seals. Excellent colors and impression, Very good overall condition.

More about this print: The winding path depicted here, leading down to the Meguro River, is called Teahouse Slope. According to one story, the third shogun, Iemitsu, stopped by here while hunting and was graciously served by an elderly couple at their small teahouse, thereafter known as Jijigachaya, or Grandpa's Teahouse.

A separate account involves the eighth shogun, Yoshimune, and speaks of two teahouses, one named for Grandpa and the other for Grandma, with the latter located at the top of the hill. In this view, Grandpa's Teahouse is on the lower right; Grandma's Teahouse would have been out of sight above to the left.

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