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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) is the Japanese artist known for his beautiful woodblock prints of landscapes, and his unbeatable mastery in depicting rain. This Sandberg wallpaper shows his painting of pouring rain at the Nihonbashi Bridge. In the background is the sacred Mt Fuji, which, in 2003, gained a place on the Unesco World Heritage List.
Japanese woodblock prints were not introduced to Europe until the 19th century when Japan was opened up to commerce with the outside world. At the beginning of the 20th century, the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, arranged a great exhibition that featured Hiroshige's pictures. In the exhibition catalogue, he characterized the Japanese woodblock print as the most important contribution to the world of art. This particular picture was found in the archives of Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, the foremost Swedish museum of design.
Feature Wall: 13'3" (4.05m) x 8'10" (2.7m)
Divided into 17 3/4" (45cm) widths
Wallpaper produced by Sandberg in Sweden
Sandberg is a Swedish design company passionate about craftsmanship. They believe in sustainability, people and that the home is the starting point for well-being. Sandberg designs and manufactures wallpaper and accessories with an unique expression in their own factory in Ulricehamn. The love of craftsmanship is evident at every step of the way, and is a crucial component in what Sandberg calls Swedish wallpaper art.