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 C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] Tamenobu
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991
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