This series by the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) consists of sixty-nine different designs of each of the sixty-six old provinces of Japan, the two major islands, the city of Edo and a title page.
Table of Contents
Picture 1 : Yamashiro Province
The Moon Crossing Bridge at Arashiyama in Yamashiro Province.
(Yamashiro was an old province in the area that is today Kyoto Prefecture)
Mt. Arashi (Mountains Kyoto area) and Yamatogetu-bridge in Kyoto.
The stamp was issued in the series "Ukiyoe Series - No 1".
Picture 2 : Yamato Province
Picture 3 : Kawachi Province
Mount Otoko in Hirakata.
(Kawachi Province was a province of Japan in the eastern part of modern Osaka Prefecture)
Otoko Mountain 142.5 m (located 34°52'40.58"N 135°42'0.21"E) and is also known as Hatogamine. Otoko mountain is the brown hill in the middle. From the topographic point of view the mountain in the background is Hiei-zan (but it does not look like a real view, it is an artist's view).
Picture 4 : Izumi Province
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Picture 5 : Settsu Province
Demi Beach at Sumiyoshi in Settsu Province.
(Settsu was an old province, which today comprises the southeastern part of Hyōgo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture)
A lighthouse, part of the nearby Sumiyoshi Shrine, rises above a cluster of pine trees in the foreground and the Awaji island in distance.
Picture 6 : Iga Province
Picture 7 : Ise Province
Mount Asama, Teahouses on the Mountain Pass. Ise Province.
(Ise Province. was a province of Japan in the area of Japan that is today includes most of modern Mie Prefecture)
The mountain pass on Asamayama is located (34°27'31.56"N 136°47'30.44"E) between the town Ise and Toba in Ise Shima National Park.
Picture 8 : Shima Province
Mount Hiyori and Toba Harbor in Shima Province.
Shima Province was a province of Japan which consisted of a peninsula in the southeastern part of modern Mie Prefecture. Mount Hiyori (Hiyoriyama) is a 68 metres high hill (34°28'42.69"N 136°50'13.52"E), located to the west side of Toba Station. Today there is an observation deck on the top of the hill.
The stamp was issued in the series "Ukoye Series 6".
Picture 9 : Owari Province
The Tenno Festival at Tsushima in Owari Province.
(Owari was an old province in the area that is today the western half of Aichi Prefecture)
Picture 10 : Mikawa Province
Picture 11 : Totomi Province
Picture 12 : Suruga Province
The Pine Grove at Mio in Suruga Province.
(Suraga was an old province in the area that is today central part of Shizuoka Prefecture)
View of water with boats and pine-trees at Miho-no-Matsubara in the old Suruga province.
Mount Fuji in the background.
Picture 13 : Kai Province
The Monkey Bridge in Kai Province.
(Kai was an old province in the area that is today Yamanashi Prefecture)
Picture 14 : Izu Province
Picture 15 : Sagami Province
Entrance to the Cave at Enoshima Island in Sagami Province.
(Sagami was an old province of Japan located in what is today the central and western Kanagawa Prefecture)
Terrific view of Enoshima, an island dedicated to Benzaiten, goddess of fortune and artistic success. This made Enoshima, and the caves that housed her shrine, especially popular among kabuki actresses and actors of Hiroshige's time. Mount Fuji rises on the horizon.
Picture 16 : Musashi Province
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Picture 17 : Edo
Picture 18 : Awa Province
Picture 19 : Kazusa Province
Picture 20 : Shimoda Province
Picture 21 : Hitachi Province
Daijingu Shrine in Kashima, Hitachi Province.
Hitachi Province was an old province of Japan in the area of Ibaraki Prefecture (Honshu).
The stamp was issued in the series "Ukoye Series 6".
Picture 22 : Omi Province
Picture 23 : Mino Province
Picture 24 : Hida Province
The Basket Ferry in Hida Province.
(Hida was an old province in the area that is today the northern part of Gifu Prefecture)
Picture 25 : Shinano Province
Mt. Kyodai and the Moon Reflected in the Rice Fields at Sarashina in Shinano Province.
(Shinano was an old province that is today Nagano Prefecture)
Picture 26 : Kozuke Province
Picture 27 : Shimotsuke Province
The Back-view Waterfall in the Nikko Mountains in Shimozuke Province.
(Shimozuke was an old province was a province of Japan in the area of Japan that is today Tochigi Prefecture)
Depicted is the Urami Waterfall (Urami no taki) near the city Nikko. Urami no Taki translates as “view from behind falls". It is about 19 metres high and two metres wide and it is possible to walk behind the waterfall.
Picture 28 : Mutsu Province
Picture 29 : Dewa Province
Picture 30 : Wakasa Province
Fishing Boats Netting Flounders in Wakasa Province.
(Wakasa was an old province in the area that is today southern Fukui Prefecture)
Picture 31 : Echizen Province
Picture 32 : Kaga Province
Picture 33 : Noto Province
Picture 34 : Etchu Province
Picture 35 : Echigo Province
The Oyashirazu Promontory in Echigo Province.
(Echigo was an old province in the area that is today part of Niigata Prefecture)
It is depicting the about 300 metres high precipitous cliffs of Oyashirazu and the choppy sea.
Picture 36 : Sado Province
Picture 37 : Tanba Province
Kanegasaka Pass in Tanba Province.
Tanba Province was an old province of Japan. The ambit of its borders encompassed both the central part of modern Kyoto Prefecture and the east-central part of Hyōgo Prefecture.
The print shows the (鬼の架け橋) Demons's bridge, located (35° 6'49.95"N 135° 6'48.05"E), It is composed of three huge rocks. According a folk tale, the demon's bridge was formed during a earthquake, as a huge stone collapsed and formed the structure.
Picture 38 : Tango Province
Amanohashidate Peninsula in Tango Province.
(Tango was an old province in the area that is today the northern of Kyoto Prefecture)
View towards the Bay of Miyazu and the "Amano-Hashidate", a famous long, narrow spit of land covered in pine trees.
Picture 39 : Tajima Province
Picture 40 : Inaba Province
Mt. Kaji in Inaba Province.
(Inaba was an old province in the area that is today the eastern part of Tottori Prefecture)
Picture 41 : Hoki Province
Hoki Province – Distant View of Mount Daisen.
(Scene of Woman transplanting rice in late spring rain)
(Hoki was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Tottori Prefecture. It was sometimes called Hakushū)
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet "International Year of Rice".
Picture 42 : Izumo Province
Picture 43 : Iwami Province
Picture 44 : Oki Province
(Oki Province was a province of Japan consisted of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan. The area is today Oki District in modern Shimane Prefecture)
A boat near the island of Nishi. The Takuhi Shrine, indicated by the torii gate in the distance, was located on Nishi and was considered one of the most significant shrines to the gods of the sea.
Picture 45 : Harima Province
Maiko Beach in Harima Province.
(Harima was an old province of Japan was a province of Japan in the part of Honshū that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyōgo Prefecture)
Maiko Beach. viewing the pine trees down the coast and across the open sea, a couple sails visible in the distance.
Picture 46 : Mimasaka Province
Picture 47, Bizen Province
Picture 48, Bitchu Province
The souvenirsheet was issued in the series "200th Birthday of Ando Hiroshige".
Picture 49 : Bingo Province
Picture 50 : Aki Province
Festival at the Itsukushima Shrine in Aki Province .
(Aki was an old province in the area that is today the western part of Hiroshima Prefecture)
View of the waters surrounding Itsukushima. In the foreground the famous 160 meter high torii gate that stood in the water in front of the island.
Picture 51 : Suo Province
The Brocade Bridge at Iwakuni in Suo Province.
(Suo was an old province in the area that is today eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Iwakuni-Kintai-bridge and Mt. Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
he Brocade Bridge (also known as Kintai Bridge) over the Niseki River is the most famous spot in Iwakuni city. The bridge was constructed in the year 1673, but destroyed in the year 1950 by the typhoon “Kijiya. It was rebuilt by using traditional techniques and completed in 1953.
The bridge is also depicted on an postage stamp (issued 2015) together with a landscape view of the "Akiyoshiday Quasi National Park".
Picture 52 : Nagato Province
Picture 53 : Kii Province
Waka Bay in Kii Province.
(Kii was an old province in the area that is today part of Wakayama and Mie Prefectures)
Takatoshi-yama 194.8m (background) Tamatus-zima (foreground).
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The Japan stamp was issued in the series "Ukoye Series 2".
Picture 54 : Awaji Province
Picture 55 : Awa Province
Rough Sea at Naruto (Naruto Whirlpools) in Awa Province.
The Naruto whirlpools occur along the Shikoku coast of the Naruto Strait, and are created by the large volumes of water moving between the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean between high and low tide, combined with the unique underwater geography of the narrow strait.
(Awa was an old province in the area that is today Tokushima Prefecture)
Picture 56 : Sanuki Province
Picture 57 : Iyo Province
Picture 58 : Tosa Province
Fishing for Bonito off the Coast of Tosa Province.
(Tosa Province is a former province of Japan in the area that is today Kōchi Prefecture on Shikoku)
There are no high mountains, which can be seen from the sea off the coast of Kōchi Prefecture (it is an artist's view).
Picture 59 : Chikuzen Province
Picture 60 : Chikugo Province
The Weir on Chukugo river in Chikugo Province.
(Chikugo is the name of a former province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyūshū)
The print shows Haki Village on the far bank, surrounded by pines and the Komeyama (591 m) in the background. Haki Village ( 33°21'42.52"N 130°48'40.69"E) is today part of the city of Asakura.
Picture 61 : Buzen Province
Picture 62 : Bungo Province
Picture 63 : Hizen Province
Nagasaki, Mount Inasa in Hizen Province.
Hizen Province was an old province of Japan in the area of Saga and Nagasaki prefectures on the island of on the island of Kyushu.
Mount Inasa (Inasa-yama) is a hill to the west of the city of Nagasaki which rises to a height of 333 metres. It can be reached by the Nagasaki Ropeway.
Picture 64 : Higo Province
okanosho in Higo Province
Higo was an old province of Japan in the area that is today Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū)
A peasant is carrying baskets of reeds crosses a bridge formed by a fallen tree. Crossing over the enormous gorge, a mountain peak rises beyond.
Gokanosho is a collective name for five villages; Hagi, Momigi, Shiibaru, Kureko, and Nitao. Gokanosho, located in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture, is a mountainous area with a poetic atmosphere where the Sugawara legend and the fleeing Heike warrior legend are passed on. Rich forests and deep ravines surround Mt. Kunimidake, the highest mountain (1'739 m) in Kumamoto.
Picture 65 : Hyuga Province
Picture 66 : Osumi Province
Cherry Island in Osumi Province.
The stamp depicts the Sakurajima volcano (Cherry Island is the literal name for the Sakurajima).
(Ōsumi was an old province in the area that is today the eastern part of Kagoshima Prefecture)
Picture 67 : Satsuma Province
Picture 68 : Iki Province
Picture 69 : Tsushima Province
A Fine Evening on the Coast, Tsushima Province.
Tsushima Province was an old province of Japan on Tsushima Island which occupied the area corresponding to modern-day Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture.