Print: View of Nissaka (Nissaka no zu: 日坂之圖) from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi: 東海道五十三次之内)

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Dates: 1838,created
Dimensions: Overall dimensions

Signed: ōju Kunisada ga (応需国貞画)
Publisher: Sanoy Kihei
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - published by Moriya Jihei; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna; Lyon Collection - the Nightly Weeping Rock of Nissaka by Kuniyoshi;Honolulu Museum of Art ; Achenbach Foundation - Hiroshige Nissaka print; National Diet Library - published by both Moriya Jihei and Sanoya Kihei; Spencer Museum of Art - published by Moriya Jihei;

Physical description:

This is number 26 in the series, based on the earlier landscape designs by Hiroshige.

Notice the rock in the middle of the road in the background. That is the Nightly Weeping Rock. For more about that story click on the Lyon Collection link of the Kuniyoshi shown above. Also, if you look carefully at this print by Kunisada you will see an inscription written on the rock and several travelers have stopped to examine it. We don't have a translation yet of that inscription, but will get it for you as soon as we know what it is.

Hiroshige at Achenbach Foundation