Kyobashi Takegashi (The Bamboo wharf at Kyobashi)
Ando Hiroshige (or Utagawa Hiroshige or Ichiyusai Hiroshige) is one of the greatest Japanese painters. And his life is rather fascinating, including the fact that he was a firefighter until 1823 and a Buddhist monk in his last two years. As for his legacy, he had a profound influence on following artists, including such faraway painters as van Gogh, who copied some of Hiroshige's works. And I love Hiroshige who at his best produces a uniquely soft romanticism that's difficult to resist.
Bird on a Camellia Branch
A Shrine Among Trees on a Moor
A Bridge in a Snowy Landscape
Travelers Surprised by a Sudden Rain
Wild Sea Breaking on the Rocks