Mr Tea also took inspiration from the grand masters of Japanese prints, particularly of Ando Hiroshige
and Katsushika Hokusai, well known for his famous print featuring the giant wave off the coast at Kanagawa.
They will be a modern equivalent of a hugely popular series of woodblock prints called The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido which was made in the 1830s by the Japanese artist Ando Hiroshige
In the 19th century, the famed ukiyo-e artist Ando Hiroshige
produced his own series of prints, "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido." The pictures were so popular that Hiroshige issued numerous editions and versions of the series over three decades.
The effects of weather and times of day were common elements in many of the later landscape and cityscape prints, particularly those made by the master printmaker, Ando Hiroshige
Tonight's theme, Rain, examines the works of Degas, Van Gogh, Rousseau, Ando Hiroshige
and others, looking at how the artists captured this familiar element, from light showers to downpours.
The fourth grade students would learn about the Tokaido by studying the wood block prints of Ando Hiroshige
. Hiroshige traveled the Tokaido in 1832 and recorded his impressions by creating a beautiful wood block print of each of the fifty-three rest stops along the road.
The exhibition, featuring works by Ando Hiroshige
and Jun'ichiro Sekino, is accessible to Spanish and Japanese speaking audiences via printed exhibition guides and free audio tours.
The Schnitzer will hold an official opening for "On the Road: Two Visions of the Tokaido." It features a 19th century series of 55 Japanese wood block prints by Ando Hiroshige
, "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido," as well as a separate series of prints made in 1959 by Jun'ichiro Sekino, whose 55 prints reimagine the older work.
The Chofu Tama River in Musashi Province by Ando Hiroshige
was created in 1857.