". . .Hiroshige produced at least sixteen different versions of [The Tōkaidō series]. The present series, however, [is] distinguished from the others as the 'Hoeidō Version' after the publisher's name,. . . ."--Tales of Japan: scrolls and prints from The New York Public Library. By Miyeko Murase (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986), p. 252.
Note in pencil inside lid of original container: "Hiroshige. 53 posting stations on the Tokaido Road. 1834. (55 prints). 1st ed. with first verisions. (From Fenellosa Collection)."
The fifty-three stages of the Tokaido by Hiroshige. By Ichitaro Kondo. English adaptation by Charles S. Terry (Honolulu: East-West Center Press, 1965, c. 1960) and Prints by Utagawa Hiroshige in The James A. Michener Collection, Vol. 1. Essay by Kobayashi Tadashi. Catalogue by Howard A. Link. (Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1991) were the main works consulted in creating metadata for this collection. Specific sources for the titles are indicated in notes in the individual print records.
Title from The James A. Michener Collection, Vol. 1. Essay by Kobayashi Tadashi. Catalogue by Howard A. Link. (Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1991).