Ōtsu: Hashirii Tea Shop
Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )
Ōtsu, located on the shores of Lake Biwa, was the site of the 7th century C.E. imperial residence. It developed into a post town along the Tokaido; and following World War II, it became the center of the industrial zone south of Lake Biwa.
Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.