Totsuka: Motomachi Detour

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Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

Totsuka was the first night's resting spot for travelers from Edo (now Tōkyō ), who had covered approximately 23 miles on their first day's journey. The traveler in this print is mounting his horse at a rice shop that is still standing today.

Excerpt from

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