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Desolate Wintry Scene, Hamamatsu, from the series the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido edition)

Hiroshigeca.1833

Nakagawa-machi bato hiroshige art of museum

Nakagawa-machi bato hiroshige art of museum

Desolate rice paddies and fields in the background, palanquin bearers warm themselves by the bonfire at the base of a large tree to the side of the highway. Hamamatsu Castle and the castle town can be seen in the distance  The pine grove on the right side, called “the za-zan-sa pines,” is where the Muromachi Shogunate sixth generation shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori held a banquet and sang that “the sound of Hamamatsu is za-zan-sa,”

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  • Title: Desolate Wintry Scene, Hamamatsu, from the series the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido edition)
  • Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige
  • Date: ca.1833
  • Physical Dimensions: w36.4 x h23.6 cm
  • Type: multi-color woodblock print

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