Description Two men frightened by a ghost fall over one another and then laugh hysterically when they realize they are fleeing a kimono drying in the wind. This print illustrates a scene from the comic novel "Footing It along the Tokaido Road" (or "Shank's Mare") by Jippensha Ikku (1765-1831). The main characters are Yaji and Kita, two happy-go-lucky travelers who experience many adventures as they go along the road between Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto.
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] Hiroshige giga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991
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