Opening celebration of Benzaiten Shrine at Enoshima in Soshu By Ando, Hiroshige. Soshu enoshima benzaiten kaicyo sankei gunshu no zu Japanese triptych print shows large groups of women pilgrims visiting Enoshima shrine to worship an image of Benzaiten, the Goddess of Good Fortune. They are walking towards an island on a causeway with sailboats and Mount Fuji in the background.
Born in Edo, Japan, Hiroshiges family name was Tokitaro, but he adopted the name of his mentor as per the custom of the time. His first work was a sketch of a procession done at the age of ten, and earned him the title of a prodigy. In 1828, Hiroshige began his own studio, but eventually moved to Kyoto to produce landscapes. His prints became very popular and emulated upon his return to Edo.