Fukuroi: Outdoor Tea Stall

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Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

A traveler and his kago (palanquin) bearers have stopped to rest at a rustic tea stall outside the town of Fukuroi. Besides the accommodations available to travelers in the post station towns, there were many halfway stages along the road with inns, tea houses, and shops.

Adapted from

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