Collection: Views of Tokyo - Prints Exhibition

Sotheran’s are very pleased to now be able to showcase this wonderful exhibition of woodblock prints focused around scenes from Tokyo, previously known as Edo up until the end of the shogunate in 1868.

Kyoto had been the Imperial Capital of Japan before this was moved to Tokyo which if translated means “Eastern Capital.”

We have a large collection of prints by Ando Hiroshige (items 8-30), as well as those by his son in law Hiroshige II (items 6 –7).

Hiroshige is an artist we really like and his prints have become increasingly collectable in recent years.

My personal favourite of these is the “Dam on the Otonashi River” (item 14) with bathers enjoying a swim.

There is a lovely print by Hiroshi Yoshida titled “Edo Castle” (item 41) which is one of the finest we have seen by this artist and shows brilliantly the reflection of the ladies and castle in the rain.

Hiroshi’s son Toshi is also represented in the exhibition with a selection of posthumous edition prints (items 42-45).

Browse the collection below, or download the PDF Catalogue

45 items
  • JACOULET, Paul (1902-1960). Le Mirror De Laque Rouge, Tokyo.
    Le Mirror De Laque Rouge, Tokyo
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    £3,600.00
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    £3,600.00
  • KEISAI, Eisen (1790-1848). Courtesan Yosooi of Matsubaya Pleasure House.
    Courtesan Yosooi of Matsubaya Pleasure House
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    £2,700.00
  • KIKUGAWA, Eizan (1787-1867). Edo Beauties Having Dinner.
    Edo Beauties Having Dinner
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    £2,400.00
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    £2,400.00
  • KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika (1847-1915). A Scene of Shiba Mt. Atago.
    A Scene of Shiba Mt. Atago
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    £1,400.00
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    £1,400.00
  • KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika (1847-1915). Beauty and Taiko Drum.
    Beauty and Taiko Drum
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    £1,400.00
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    £1,400.00
  • TOYOKUNI II, Utagawa (1777-1835). The Courtesan Kacho in the Ogiya House.
    The Courtesan Kacho in the Ogiya House
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • TOYOKUNI II, Utagawa (1777-1835). Courtesan Tsukasa from Ogiya Tea House.
    Courtesan Tsukasa from Ogiya Tea House
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    £1,200.00
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    £1,200.00
  • TOYOKUNI II, Utagawa (1777-1835). Courtesan Shirakawa of the Tamaya Tea House.
    Courtesan Shirakawa of the Tamaya Tea House
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    £1,950.00
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    £1,950.00
  • YOSHIDA, Hiroshi (1876-1950). Edo Castle.
    Edo Castle
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    £2,950.00
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    £2,950.00
  • YOSHIDA, Toshi (1911-1995). Umbrella.
    Umbrella
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    £360.00
  • YOSHIDA, Toshi (1911-1995). Kikuzaka Street.
    Kikuzaka Street
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    £360.00
  • YOSHIDA, Toshi (1911-1995). Supper Wagon.
    Supper Wagon
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    £360.00
  • YOSHIDA, Toshi (1911-1995). Iidabashi.
    Iidabashi
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    £360.00