I envy the Japanese for the enormous clarity that pervades their work. It is never dull and never seems to have been made in haste. Their work is as simple as breathing and they draw a figure with a few well-chosen lines with the same ease, as effortless as buttoning up one's waistcoat ....

Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh, 24 September 1888


Vincent van Gogh
Flowering Plum Tree
1887


Ando Hiroshige
Kameido Ume (Japanese apricot) Garden
1857
from the series
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo


Vincent van Gogh
Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige)
1887


Ando Hiroshige
Thunderstorm at Ohashi
from the series
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Vincent van Gogh Gallery (a very comprehensive website!)
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam