41 Narumi 41 Narumi
A woman carried in a kago and two others walking in front, followed by a man on horseback and two attendants, passing two large open shops in the main street, where dyed cloths are sold. On the fascia over the front of the nearer shop is the monogram Hiro in the centre, and that of the publisher, Take-no-Uchi, each side of it.
This station and the nearby town of Arimatsu are both famous for the production of tie-dyed fabrics which were suitable for making yukata, the kimono worn in summer and after a bath.

42 Miya42 Miya
Two gangs of men and horse dragging a festival car (not shown) past the entrance to Miya Temple on a fête day.
The name Miya literally means "shrine", and is a shortened word denoting the Atsuta Shrine. It is one of the most important shrines in the country because it holds one of the three divine symbols of the Japanese imperial throne. Now Nagoya City has grown around the shrine to become the third largest metropolis in Japan.

43 Kuwana43 Kuwana
Two large junks moored at the mouth of the Kiso River, and others sailing away to sea.
To avoid crossing the numerous rivers flowing inland between Miya and Kuwana, travellers made their journey by boat. The boat trip was reputed to have been enjoyable.

44 Yokkaichi44 Yokkaichi
The hurricane. A man racing after his hat, bowled along by the wind, and another crossing a small bridge over a stream, his coat blown about him.
Yokkaichi Station was not only a port, but also a thriving market town. The name Yokkaichi literally means 'fourth day market' and is derived from the traditional market held on the fourth day of each month at this town.Travellers had to cross a series of tiny bridge built over the small rivers flowing through low level land along the seashore.

45 Ishiyakushi45 Ishiyakushi
A temple in a grove of trees on the left and the village on the right; behind, a high range of hills, printed from colour blocks.
This station developed around an old temple located in peaceful and quiet country surroundings. In the temple, Ishiyakushi, a stone image of Buddha Yakushi was enshrined and it was frequented by many worshippers.

46 Shono46 Shono
Rainstorm in the mountains; coolies carrying a kago, with a straw coat thrown over it, up the hill, and two others, one with an umbrella, rushing down.
This plate depicts a group of travellers caught in a sudden summer thunderstorm and hurrying towards shelter.

47 Kameyama47 Kameyama
Travellers ascending a steep hillside, under deep snow, to the entrance to the castle of Kameyama.
This station developed around a castle town. The keep and gate of Kameyama Castle on a hill towers over the village. And a procession of a feudal lord is ascending the hill.

48 Seki48 Seki
View outside a resthouse in the early morning, where a daimyo is stopping, the retainers preparing, by the aid of lanterns, to proceed on the journey.
Each station was required to maintain lodging houses for travellers. The inn shown is one for upper class travellers such as Shogunate officials and feudal lords. Retinue are making preparations for a feudal lord to leave from the lodging house.

49 Saka-no-shita49 Saka-no-shita
Travellers resting at an open teahouse, looking across a ravine to the rocky heights opposite; blue hills beyond, in colour blocks only.
In olden times, the beauty of the rugged mountain ranges in this area attracted many visitors from Kyoto. Travellers enjoyed the spectacular view of the mountain from a teahouse located on the mountain pass.

50 Tsuchi-yama50 Tsuchi-yama
The head of a daimyo's procession crossing a torrent by a bridge towards the village, hidden in a grove of trees, under a heavy downpour of rain.
This station, situated in the mountain forest, was known for its plentiful spring rainfall. Against heavy rain, wearing raincoats the vanguards of a procession of a feudal lord are crossing a small bridge spanning a torrential brook.