HIROSHIGE’S JOURNEY in the Sixty-odd Provinces, by Marije Jansen. Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2004, 160 pp., 70 full-page plates and other illustrations, $34.95 (paper).

Here is a beautifully printed and edited reproduction of the complete “Famous Views of the [Sixty-odd] Provinces” (Rokujuyoshu meisho zue, 1853-1856), by Utagawa Hiroshige. Conceived just before his great final series, the “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo,” this 69-plate collection of ukiyoe woodblock prints is less personal, less idiosyncratic, and appears consequently a bit less unexpected.

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