Okabe: Utsu Mountain

MAKER:
Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

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.

Adapted from

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