Shono, from the ‘Fifty-three Post-Stations of the Tokaido’ series

By Utagawa Hiroshige

Information

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Artist By Utagawa Hiroshige
Period Edo period, 19th century
Materials and techniques Woodblock, yoko-oban-size, nishiki-e
Size 22.2×34.3

Explanation

From Ishiyakushi, the Tōkaidō highway heads to Suzuka River then turns upstream, arriving at Shōno. The scene depicts travelers caught in a torrential rain on the highway near the Shōno lodging station, about three kilometers from Ishiyakushi.