Tōkaidō", also "Famous Places along the Tōkaidō"
known as "Processional Tōkaidō"
Tōkaidō (東海道), (Tōkaidō meisho no uchi,
(Tōkaidō no uchi - 東海道之内) - (Gyōretsu Tōkaidō, 行列東海道)
new information: 12/2021
Very uncommon Kunisada prints for a Tōkaidō series from
different artists designed in 1863.
Related to this series Ch. van
Rappard-Boon writes: " In the second month of 1863 the shogun Iemochi
travelled from Edo to Kyoto to pay his respects to the emperor.
Afterwards two special Tōkaidō series were published to commemorate this
journey. ... One of the series is titled Tōkaidō and has prints by
twelfe artists and twenty-one publishers. ... Both series contain more
than the usual number of stations (55) ..." (L71, page 290).
About "The Tōkaidō" I read in an older Japanese auction catalogue that
the series include 150 prints plus frontispiece, index page and so on.
And than Mr. Luigi Capretti sent me an email in which he wrote that he
inherited 160 prints (plus) of the series bound to a book designed by 16
different artists (although the index sheet lists only 13 artists).
All of the prints in Mr. Capretti´s book have wonderful bright and fresh
colours and may be first state and so I pleased him to take photos and
to allow me to publish them on my site. With the friendly permission of
the owner the complete series is presented to the public for the first
time on this site.
The prints in Mr. Capretti´s collection all have
full margins but the book has not been separated for taking the photos
so not the complete print can be seen on the images.
2007 Andreas Marks published the results of his investigations on this
series in Andon 81 (the semi-annual publication of the Society for
Japanese Arts). He found out that three different tables of content were
existing for the series, all providing totally different numbers. The
first lists 155 prints, the second 162 and a third from a re-printed
album in 1865 lists only 55 prints. 16 artists designed the total number
of the 162 prints pubilshed by 24 different publishers.
Please send missing informations and new prints to:
The prints will be presented according to the order of Andreas
Two prints that are not shown in Mark’s
illustration are from Sadahide. These prints are other versions of
Yuigahama and Enoshima stations.
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) - series