ANDO HIROSHIGE
TWO BRUSHES TOKAIDO


The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road
Sōhitsu gojūsan tsugi

Date: 1854-55
Publisher: Maruya Kyūshirō
Format: Vertical oban
Number of Prints: 55/55 + title page
References: Strange , Stewart

In these prints the upper part consists of a Tokaido view by Hiroshige and in the lower part there are large figures by Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) illustrative of legends.
The Kunisada Project

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Title page

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1 Nihonbashi:Fish Market (Uo), Toy Footman (Temochi yakko)

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2 Shinagawa: Dressing Room (Mishimai heya)

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3 Kawasaki: Ferry on the Rokugō River (Rokugō-gawa funawatashi); Strawcraft (Mugiwara saiku)

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4 Kanagawa: Panoramic View from Kanagawadai toward Yokohama Honmaku (Kanagawadai yori Yokohama Honmaku chōbō); Spear Carrier (Yarimochi) from the Ofudamaki Festival

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5 Hodogaya: Scenery of Moor and Mountain on the Kanazawa Road (Kanazawa kaidō san'ya fūkei); Pilgrimage to Ise (Ise mairi)

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6 Totsuka: Traveller and Waitress at an Inn (Tabibito yadome)

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7 Fujisawa: Terute-hime and the Gateway to Yūgyō-ji Temple (Yūgyō-ji monzen)

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8 Hiratsuka: Ferry at the Banyū River (Banyūgawa funawatari); Serving Women at an Inn with Food (Kyūjin me)

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9 Ōiso: The Marsh Where Snipe Rise Up and the Hermitage of Saigyō (Shigi tatsu sawa, Saigyō an); Actor Sawamura Sōjūrō III as Soga no Jūrō Sukenari, with Tora of Ōiso

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10 Odawara: Fording the Sakawa River, Distant View of the Hakone Mountains (Sakawagawa kachiwatashi, Hakone-yama enbō); Crafts Made at the Yumoto Hotsprings (Yumoto, saiku)

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11 Hakone: Nijiyama, Yumotoya, Sanmaibashi, Tōkaiya; Hatsuhana and Katsugoro from Revenge of the Cripple (Izari)

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12 Mishima: Entrance to Mishima Station (Mishima eki iriguchi); Actor Bandō Shūka I as Mishima no Osen, with an unidentified actor

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13 Numazu: The Ashitaka Mountains and Numazu Station (Ashitakayama, Numazu shuku); Actor Bando Mitsugorō III as Jūbei, with Oyone

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14 Hara: Station at Kashiwabara (Kashiwabara tateba); A Vendor of White Sake (Shirozake-uri)

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15 Yoshiwara: Fuji on the Left at Nawate (Hidari Fuji Nawate); Saigyō Looking at Mount Fuji (Fujimi Saigyō)

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16 Kanbara: Ferry at the Fuji River (Fujikawa funawatari); Pulling in Customers for an Inn (Yadohiki)

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17 Yui: The Sisters (Shimei) Miyagino and Shinobu

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18 Okitsu: Kiyomigaseki, Kiyomi-dera Temple, and Tago Bay (Kiyomigaseki, Kiyomi-dera, Tago no ura); A Travelling Masseur (Tabi anma)

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19 Ejiri: The Pine Tree of the Feather Robe at Miho no Matsu[bara] (Miho no Matsu[bara], hagoromo no matsu); the Feather Robe at Miho (Miho hagoromo)

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20 Fuchū: Fording the Abe River (Abekawa kachiwatashi); Gathering Abe Tea (Abe chatsumi)

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21 Mariko: Local Specialty Dumplings (Tōdango)

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22 Okabe: The Narrow Ivy-covered Road at Mount Utsu (Utsu no yama tsuta no hosomichi); Okabe Rokuyata

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23 Fujieda: Fording the Seto River (Setogawa kachiwatari)

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24 Shimada: Woman Traveller at the Ōi River (Ōigawa tabijo)

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25 Kanaya: Panoramic View of the Ōi River and Mount Fuji from the Kanaya Slope Road (Kanaya Sakamichi yori Ōigawa Fuji chōbō); Actor Bandō Shūka I as the Blind Musician (Goze) Asago

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26 Nissaka: Sayo no Nakayama and a Distant View of Mount Muken (Sayo no Nakayama, Muken-yama enkei); the Bell of Muken (Muken no kane)

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27 Kakegawa: A Country Girl (Inaka musume)

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28 Fukuroi: A Female Pilgrim (Onna junrei)

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29 Mitsuke: Ferryboat on the Tenryū River (Tenryūgawa funawatari); Travellers at the Tenryū River (Tenryūgawa)

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30 Hamamatsu: Passenger and Baggage on a Horse (Norikake uma)

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31 Maisaka: View of the Sea at Imagiri (Imagiri kaijō fūkei); Blind Women Musicians on a Journey (Goze michiyuki)

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32 Arai: View of the Distant Lake and the Horie Area (Enko Horie fūkei); Identity Inspection Granny at the Lake (Mizuumi)

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33 Shirasuka: Panoramic View of Shiomizaka (Shiomizaka chōbō); Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as Jiraiya

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34 Futakawa: On Top of the Mountain of the Iwaya Kannon Temple (Iwaya Kannon sanjō); the Dance Play Shinobu-uri (Yōsuke and Okumi Disguised as Leek Vendors)

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35 Yoshida: Great Bridge on the Toyokawa River (Toyokawa Ōhashi); Actor Arashi Rikan III (?) as Oran no Kata, with Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII

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36 Goyu: The Honno Plain with a Panoramic View of Mount Fuji (Honno-ga-hara, Fuji chōbō); Actors Matsumoto Kōshirō V as Yamamoto (=Yokozō) and Bandō Mitsugorō III as Naoe (=Jihizō)

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37 Akasaka: Manzai Dancers by Hanabusa Itchō

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38 Fujikawa: Women Travellers (Onna tabibito)

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39 Okazaki: Yahagi River and Yahagi Bridge (Yahagigawa, Yahagi no hashi); Jōruri-hime and Ushiwakamaru (Yoshitsune)

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40 Chiryū: Historical Site of the Iris at Yatsuhashi Village (Yatsuhashi mura kakitsubata no koseki); Narihira at Yatsuhashi

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41 Narumi: Narumi Inlet and Hoshizaki (Narumigata Hoshizaki); Actors Morita Kan'ya XI as Narumi and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Tan'emon

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42 Miya: Distant View of Atsuta Station and Nezame Village (Atsuta eki Nezame no sato enkei); Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as Taira no Kagekiyo

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43 Kuwana: Catching Whitebait with a Net in Winter Twilight, in the Sea at Kuwana (Kuwana no umi, fuyugure shirauo ami); Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Urashima Tarō, with the Dragon Princess Oto-hime

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44 Yokkaichi: Mirage at Nako Bay (Nako-no-ura shinkirō); Actor Sawamura Chōjūrō V as Saigyō in the Scene Portrait of Norikiyo (Norikiyo utsushi-e)

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45 Ishiyakushi: Distant View of Takatomizan (Takatomizan enkei); Actor Ichikawa Omezō I (?) as Benkei

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46 Shōno: The Kumano Shrine and the Shiratori Grave Mound (Kumano no yashiro, Shiratori-zuka); Women Travellers (Onna tabibito)

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47 Kameyama: Actor Matsumoto Kōshirō V as Akabori Mizuemon

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48 Seki: The Ancient Barrier Gate at Suzuka (Kodai Suzuka no seki); Semimaru

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49 Sakanoshita: The Brush-discarding Mountain and the Eighty Rapids (Fudesute-yama, Yaso segawa): Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Akogi no Heiji versus Hirogawara Jirozō

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50 Tsuchiyama: Actor Onoe Kikugorō III (?) as Shirai Gonpachi

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51 Minakuchi: Panoramic View of Mount Iwafuri (Iwafuriyama chōbō); Actors (?) as Ofude and Banba Chūta in the Sasahiki Scene from the Play Hiragana Seisuiki (Seisuiki Sasahiki)

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52 Ishibe: Megawa Village (Megawa no sato); Actors Bandō Mitsugorō III as Chōemon and an unidentified actor as Ohan

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53 Kusatsu: Seta Bridge on Lake Biwa (Biwa-ko Seta no hashi); Actors Ichikawa Yaozō III as Sasaki Takatsuna and Ichikawa Danjūrō VI as Tanimura Kotōji

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54 Ōtsu: Mount Ōsaka and the Spring at the Barrier Gate (Ōsaka-yama, seki no kiyomizu): Actor Sawamura Sōjūrō III as Ōtomo no Kuronushi, author of the poem Kagamiyama

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55 Kyoto, The End: The Great Bridge at Sanjō (Kyō, taibi, Sanjō ōhashi no zu); Lord Muromachi (Muromachi dono), i.e. Mitsuuji from Inaka Genji