Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.

The Brooklyn Museum has a very neat online exhibition of One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, a woodblock prints depicting life in the mid-19th century Tokyo, created by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Definitely worth a look-see: Link - Thanks Mikolka!

Most people don't know it but one Van Gogh's big inspirations was Hiroshige. In fact the Impressionists were inspired by Japanese woodblock prints in general.

"In 1887 van Gogh's admiration for Japanese art forms led him to paint copies of two famous designs of Hiroshige, the great Japanese landscape printmaker. One print is the Bridge in the Rain and the other shows a Plum Tree in Bloom." http://www.artelino.com/articles/van_gogh_japonisme.asp
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