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 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
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.
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.