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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Utagawa Hiroshige II (二代目歌川広重) (Biographical details)

Utagawa Hiroshige II (二代目歌川広重) (printmaker; Japanese; Male; 1826 - 1869)

Also known as

Utagawa Hiroshige II; Utagawa Shigenobu; Suzuki Hiroshige; Morita Chimpei


Print artist. Pupil and adopted son of Utagawa Hiroshige (q.v.). First used name Shigenobu; when Hiroshige died in 1858, married his daughter and took the name Hiroshige II; about 1865 the marriage was dissolved and he retired to Yokohama and reverted to the name Shigenobu. Also used the name Kisai Rissho喜斎立祥.