Ando Hiroshige Fish Are Blue Again

Ando Hiroshige Fish Are Blue Again
May 4, 2013 Robyn Buntin of Honolulu



These Ando Hiroshige woodblock prints had languished in their antique frames for many decades, getting acid-stained and foxed from mold.  With diligent and gentle conservation, the stains were removed and the prints restored to their former glory.  The original blue colors can now be appreciated and they appear clearer overall, with all of the fine detail enhanced.


If you have a Japanese woodblock print in need of restoration, feel free to email us at with a photograph of your artwork and we’d be happy to get back to you with an estimate of cost and what type of treatment would be advisable.

Meet our Head Art Conservator: Frankie Saucedo