New edition of one of the most celebrated and beautiful Japanese print series, created by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige in the 19th century and now owned by the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo. Each of the 120 illustrations is accompanied by a detailed commentary.
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the greatest exponents of traditional Japanese ukiyo-e, an art genre practised in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries and highly prized in the Western world for its lyricism, sensibility and refined, ultra-modern aesthetic.
Melanie Trede worked at Tokyo's Gakushuin University before earning her PhD in Far Eastern Art History at the University of Heidelberg. She was an assistant professor at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University from 1999 to 2004, and since then she has been a professor of Far Eastern Art at the University of Heidelberg. Lorenz Bichler studied sinology, Japanese studies and modern art in Zurich and Beijing. He has worked as a freelance sinologist at the University of Heidelberg since 2004.