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Yahagi Bridge, Okazaki, 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
Nasu-gun, Japan

Okazaki Castle, the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu, can be seen on the opposite shore. Being the sacred birthplace of a near-God, from generation to generation the lord of Okazaki Castle has served as a hereditary daimyo. When feudal processions pass through, they are careful to be in top form. This pictures the Yahagi Bridge over the Yahagi River. At 374 meters long, it is the longest bridge on the Tokaido Highway.

Details

  • Title: Yahagi Bridge, Okazaki, from the series the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido edition)
  • Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige
  • Date: ca.1833
  • Physical Dimensions: w36.7 x h23.9 cm
  • Type: multi-color woodblock print

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