Ando Hiroshige

19th c.
Japanese woodblock print
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  • Description
    From the set of prints "53 Stations of the Tokaido." The hurricane. A man racing after his hat, bowled along by the wind, and another crossing a small bridge over a stream, his coat blown about him. Yokkaichi Station was not only a port, but also a thriving market town. The name Yokkaichi literally means 'fourth day market' and is derived from the traditional market held on the fourth day of each month at this town.Travellers had to cross a series of tiny bridge built over the small rivers flowing through low level land along the seashore.
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