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Fujikawa Tamenobu - The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road on Foot - Walters 95686

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Fujikawa Tamenobu - The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road on Foot - Walters 95686

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A samurai in the center of the image scowls as he sees the damage done to the Kanbara rest-house by Yaji-robe, wearing a dark green robe, and Kita-hachi, wearing a blue checkered kimono. These figures are characters from Jippensha Ikku's (1765-1831) satirical story "Tokaido Hizakurige" (The Tokaido Road on Foot). Mr. Yaji and Mr. Kita systematically destroy one rest-house after another as they try to make a pilgrimage to the shrine at Ise. This illustration of the satire is proof of the continued popularity of this Edo period tale in the early 20th century.

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1918
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