Japanese (1797 - 1858) Primary
No. 26, Mochizuki, from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi) No. 26, Mochizuki, from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)1835-1838
10 1/2 in. x 15 3/4 in. (26.67 cm x 40.01 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This work is twenty-sixth in the series "Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido," which was illustrated jointly by Hiroshige and Ikeda Eisen. In this work, Hiroshige represents a section of the mountain road between Edo and Kyoto, where the imperial horses were pastured in the summer before their return to the court at the first autumnal full moon.
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- Sheet Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (26.67 x 40.005 cm)
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