Tsukuda island from Eitai bridge by Andō,Hiroshige Postcard
Tsukuda island from Eitai bridge By Andō, Hiroshige. Eitaibashi tukudajima Print shows view from water level with pillar of the Eitai bridge on the left and the helm of a boat passing to the right, with ships anchored nearby and Tsukuda island in the background, half-moon in the sky overhead.
Born in Edo, Japan, Hiroshige’s 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.