Kakegawa: Distant View of Mount Akiba

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Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

Kakegawa was the turning off point for Akiba Shrine, located at the top of Mt. Akiba, some 20 miles away. In this scene, kites fly over laborers in the rice fields as travelers make their way over the bridge.

Adapted from

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