Arai: Ferry Boats

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Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

The large decorated boat at center carries an important daimy__ō (feudal lord), whose attendants follow in a smaller vessel. Arai was the site of another important government barrier station, where travelers were carefully inspected. The station is at the far right in this print.

Adapted from

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