The 514 km long Tōkaidō Road linked the shōgun's capital of Edo (present day Tokyo) to the imperial capital Kyoto. On the highway there were fifty-three halting places. These halting places, together with the starting point at the Nihonbashi (Japan Bridge) in Edo and the finish at Kyoto, make up the fifty-five subjects commonly found in the series of views of the Tōkaidō. Tōkaidō can be roughly translated as "eastern sea route".
Kyoka Tokaido (1840-42)
Gyosho Tokaido (1841-44)
Aritaya Tokaido (1843-47)
Pairings Tokaido (1845-46)
Reisho Tokaido (1847-52)
Fujikei Tokaido (1849-53)
Kichizo Tokaido (1850-51)
Jinbutsu Tokaido (1852)
Two Brushes Tokaido (1854-55)
Vertical Tokaido (1855)
Miscellaneous Short Tōkaidō Series
Kunisada: The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road
Versions of each Tokaido station
List of the various Tokaido print series catalogued by Muneshige Narazaki
More on the Tokaido Road (J Noel Chiappa)
Tokaido Road (Wikipedia)
The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (Wikipedia)
More on the five main roads of feudal Japan (The Toynbee Convector)
Wright's Tokaido (Independant Arts Production on YouTube)
A documentary about an original album of Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road annotated by the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Old Tokaido (MN Films on YouTube)
Follow the footsteps of Hiroshige along the Tokaido, 175 years after he travelled between Tokyo and Kyoto.
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