Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ando Hiroshige

Ando Hiroshige was one of the giants of popular Japanese are in the first half of the 19th century; the last great creator of Japanese wood block prints, or ukiyo-e.

In all, he produced over 5400 works, including some of his most famous collections, 100 Famous Places of Edo, and 53 Stages of Tokaido.

If you click on the title of this post, you'll be directed to a website that contains many of his prints. They are simply beautiful.

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