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Odawara station (A) Hakone station (B)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Odawara station (A) Hakone station (B), circa 1804 (Edo period 1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido), popularly known as Koban Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 128 x 184 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 5 1/16 x 7 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7785.a,b
Description

A- Woman holds sample medicine box as she tries to stop travellers attention. Assistant stands by.On box name of medicine, Uirō Horkei (the original maker), manufactured at Odawara. Odawara castle can be seen to left.
B- Travellers on foot, horseback, and in palanquin cross pass at Hakone. Mountains with lake. View of Fuji obscured by clouds.