Okitsu: Okitsu River
Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )
Okitsu is the site of Minaguchiya, the inn made famous in modern times by Oliver Statler in Japanese Inn (1961). In this humorous scene, two heavy sumo wrestlers are carried across the Okitsu River, one by kago (palanquin) and one by packhorse.
Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.