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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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