There are several by Ando Hiroshige
, including one where a Geisha walks along, her servant carrying wrapped items.
For centuries, it has provided a subject for Japanese artists, and in the 19th century ukiyo-e artist Ando Hiroshige
made his own series of prints of the same locations.
For his new BP Travel Award, Carl will be following in the footsteps of artist Ando Hiroshige
who in the 1800s depicted the Tokaido Road - also known as the Great Coastal Route - which connects Tokyo and Kyoto and was for centuries the most important road in Japan.
(1795-1858), a Japanese artist, is best known for Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido, a series of color woodblock prints first exhibited in 1832.
was born into a family of minor samurai.
People on a Bridge Surprised by Rain by Ando Hiroshige
Mr Tea also took inspiration from the grand masters of Japanese prints, particularly of Ando Hiroshige
and Katsushika Hokusai, well known for his famous print featuring the giant wave off the coast at Kanagawa.