"Hiroshige's Winter Scenes"

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"Hiroshige's Winter Scenes"
Photograph: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Ando Hiroshige, "Evening Snow at Kanbara," Edo period (1615–1868), 1834

The woodblock works of Hiroshige remind us there's pristine beauty to be found in winter landscapes. The Japanese master's ukiyo-e prints on display here—chosen from among 1600-some Hiroshige works in the AIC's collection—feature snow-shrouded hills, fields, and shrines and, like Japanese haiku, comment poetically on both nature's indomitable power and grace.

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