Lot 750 (The Asian Works of Art Auction, 20th January 2021)
Sold for £130
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (JAPANESE 1797-1858) STATION 13:NUMAZU,
from the series The fifty three stations of Tôkaidô, depicting three travellers following the winding path along the Kise River towards Numazu
The last of the three carries the huge mask of Sarudahiko (god of the road) on his back. This identifies him as a pilgrim on his way to the Kompira Shrine where such masks were worn in processions
22.5cm x 35.5cm
mounted, framed and under glass
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