While not from a book, these are from the famous series Every Variety of Fish, showing seasonal fish along with some plants and blossoms. These are readily available elsewhere on the internet, but for this page I have edited, repaired and enhanced the images for easier use and better presentation. Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川 広重, 1797 – October 12, 1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. He was also referred to as Andō Hiroshige (安藤 広重) and by the art names of Ichiyūsai Hiroshige (一幽斎廣重) and Ryūsai.
Title: Every Variety of Fish, or Uozukushi (or, A Shoal of Fishes)
Author: Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō Hiroshige)
circa 1830’s to 1840’s
Translations of Japanese names to English are approximate and may not be totally accurate. These antiquarian Japanese fish prints have been heavily edited and repaired to bring out the colors and fix certain age related flaws. Note that colors may thus not be fully true to the original.