Nissaka: Sayo Mountain Pass

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Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

Travelers on the uphill path to Nissaka pause to look at the "night-weeping stone." According to legend, road bandits killed a pregnant woman on her way to meet her husband, shedding her blood on this stone, which weeps for her each night.

Adapted from

Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.