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Shirasuke station (A) Futagawa station (B)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Shirasuke station (A) Futagawa 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
  • 1928.7786.a,b
Description

A- Man and woman make kashiwa mochi at road side stall. Shop signs with cake name. He prepares mochi, she takes anko bean paste from bowl by him and places into kashiwa oak leaf. Finished product lined up to left.
B- Woman traveller rests at teashop by road. Ocean. Flowering plums indicate early spring.