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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road on Foot
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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road on Foot


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description 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.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Tamenobu
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991

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Period
1918 (Meiji)
Medium
mulberry paper, pigments
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.686
Measurements
9 3/4 x 14 3/16 in. (24.7 x 36 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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