Okabe: Utsu Mountain
Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )
Narrow mountain passes were favorite spots for bandits to await the easy prey of a lone traveler. This particular pass was the setting for a kabuki play in which a visually impaired traveler was robbed and murdered by his companion.
Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.