ANDO HIROSHIGE
EDWARD F. STRANGE: THE COLOUR-PRINTS OF HIROSHIGE


CATALOGUE - KISOKAIDO ROKUJU TSUGI, BY HIROSHIGE AND YEISEN

KISOKAIDO ROKUJU TSUGI, BY HIROSHIGE AND YEISEN
The 69 Stations of the Kisokaido (road). A set of 70. Publisher (1st edition), Takenouchi-Hoyeido (first part) and with Kinjudo (completion); later editions (Kinjudo). Engraved by Matsushima Fusajiro; Printers, Suriko Matsumura Yasugoro and Onajiku Kameta Ichitaro (see No. 34). Oban Yokoye. No censor's seals.

1. Nihon-bashi (Yeisen.) Early morning after snow. The rising sun is dimly seen through clouds. To right, three coolies push a heavily laden vehicle over the bridge. In centre of foreground on an umbrella is the name of the publisher, Reiganjima Takenouchi. To left, fish-hawkers and snow-covered roofs stretching away into the distance. Signed, Keisai Yeisen. Plate number 1.
la A later state. Without the rising sun. The umbrella inscribed Ikenaka Iseri (for Ikenohata-Nakacho, the address of the publisher, Iseri Kinjudo), and Sheep Year with number (? Go Sen). On another umbrella is the publisher's mark. Without artist's signature. Seals, Takenouchi, Hoyeido.
Note:- Sheep Year may be 1835 or 1847. The editors of the Memorial Catalogue assume it to be the former; but, as this is not a first edition and the name of the artist is omitted, it seems more likely to be 1847
1b Another state. With Nakabashi Yamasho-ban on the umbrella.
Note:- The Memorial Catalogue states that more than three revisions exist.

2. Itabashi (Yeisen.) Travellers on the road at the entrance to a village. To right, a smith is shoeing a horse. In centre, a stone with inscription. The village to left. Unsigned. Seal, Hoyeido. Publisher's mark on the horse's pack, and plate number 2.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition; but the 1st has not been seen.

3. Warabi (Yeisen.) The ferry over the Toda River with passengers and a horse. Above, a flight of cranes. To left, other passengers waiting on the river bank. Unsigned. Seal, Hoyei[do], and plate number 3.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition.

4. Urawa (Yeisen.) At the bend in the road is a man with pack-horse going left and another man and a porter going towards the village to right. To left is the smoking peak of Mount Asama. Unsigned. Seal, Hoyeido, and plate number 4.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition.

5. Omiya (Yeisen.) Travellers pass along the road, in the foreground, with cherry trees in blossom. To left is a memorial stone with inscription, Under a shelter. Beyond are rice-fields with Fuji seen in the distance. Unsigned. Seals, Hoyeido (Takenouchi), and plate number 5.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition.

6. Ageo (Yeisen.) To left is a rest-house with white and red signboards; in front, peasants are winnowing rice. Seal, Takenouchi, and plate number 6.
Note:-The inscriptions are as follows:- 1st to right, Iseri (publisher); 2nd, Kamo Dai Miojin (name of temple); 3rd, Iseri; 4th, Kamo, etc.; 5th, Seal, Kiwame; 6th, Iseri.

7. Okegawa (Yeisen.) To left, a peasant's cottage, in which the man is lighting his pipe. Outside his wife, who is husking rice, looks up at a traveller who asks the way. To right, a man on horseback looks out over the rice-fields. Unsigned. Seal, Hoyeido, and plate number 7.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition.

8. Konosu (Yeisen.) Fuki-age (erupted Fuji). Travellers pass along the zigzag path from left to right. In the background, Fuji rises white above bars of mist, against a blue sky. Signed, Keisai gwa. Seal, Hoyeido, and plate number 8.
8a Another state. Without signature. Seals, Hoyeido, Takenouchi.

9. Kumagaya (Yeisen.) The road, banked high, winds down from the right to a rest-house in left foreground, near which is a horse with publisher's mark of Kinjudo on pack, and a litter in the road. Near the house is a lantern with advertisement of Ankoro (sweetmeats) and Udon (macaroni). Unsigned. Seal, Hoyeido, and plate number 9.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition.

10. Fukaya (Yeisen.) A group of girls, outside a tea-house with lantern at night, the one to left holding a lantern. To right are other people seen only in silhouette. Unsigned. Seal, Hoyeido. On lantern-Take (for Takenouchi). Plate number 10.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition.
10a A later impression. With less contrast in light and shadow.
10b Third edition. No distinction of light and shadow. Mr. Rapper says, The houses in the distance do not appear.

11. Honjo (Yeisen.) Crossing the Shinryu River. The near arm of the river is crossed from right to left by a trestle-bridge over which goes the procession of a daimyo. At its near end is a stone lantern. The village is on the farther shore of the second arm of the river on which are ferry-boats. Beyond is a range of mountains in three groups, brilliantly coloured and with over-printing. Unsigned. No seals except plate number 11.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition.

12. Shinmachi (Hiroshige.) The narrow and shallow river winds from left to right with a bridge on which are two travellers. In centre, the bank crowned with a group of pines. To left on farther bank, a coolie with packs and two other travellers; beyond, the blue peaks of a range of mountains seen against a golden glow with purple and orange clouds in the sky. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 12.
12a Without the clouds in upper left corner or the seal Ichiryusai.

13. Kuragano (Yeisen.) The Torigawa River. In the centre, a group of children playing near a sluice. To right, a woman washing pots, watched by another on a veranda under an awning. On the farther bank, the village right; and a group of green hills left. Signed, Yeisen. Seal, Takenouchi, Hoyeido, and plate number 13.
13a Another edition, without signature.
13b Another edition, without clouds to right of sky and with pattern of lines on woman's kimono and extra work on trees in background.
13c Another edition, without signature or seals.

14. Takasaki (Hiroshige.) The village, on left bank of the Karasu River, is in centre. Beyond is a group of lofty mountains in blue. In foreground, a small rest-house, left; and two beggars, one with a fan, accosting two travellers on the highway. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Hoyeido, and plate number 14.
14a Later edition. The flesh of one traveller and of the two beggars from the same block as the picnic set, seen between the screens of the rest-house.

15. Itahana (Yeisen.) Deep snow. The road runs along the farther bank of a torrent, with weather-beaten pines on either side, and travellers in snow-covered cloaks passing to and fro. Unsigned. Seals, Iseri, and plate number 15.
Note:- Mr. Happer notes that the title is in Hiroshige's script, using the character Kai instead of the more correct Gai.
Probably 2nd edition.

16. Annaka (Hiroshige.) The pass, with head of a daimyo's procession, rises steeply towards the left, with rest-houses, three on the left side and one to right. A steep bank with budding plumtrees goes away upwards to right. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 16.
Note:- In late prints, the colour on the hills is not graded.

17. Matsuida (Hiroshige.) The road, with travellers, winds steeply upwards to right. Near the crest is a wayside shrine with votive flags, between two great pine trees. To left, a hill, with two pines, rises sharply, and in the gap are seen the peak of Myogi-san. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 17.

18. Sakamoto (Yeisen.) The village, through the street of which runs a stream crossed with planks, is at the foot of a great round-topped hill. Sunset glow and distant mountains to left. Unsigned. Seal, Iseri, and plate number 18.
Note:- In his note to Lot 419 (Sale Cat.) Mr. Happer was disposed, with some reserve, to attribute this to Hiroshige. It is now generally given to Yeisen. Probably 2nd edition.

19. Karuizawa (Hiroshige.) Night with two fires of burning weeds. At one in the road, near the foot of a tree, a traveller stoops to light his pipe, while another, mounted, gets a light from the pipe of his companion on foot. Beyond to right is the village with rice-fields and mountains in distance to left. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Tokaido, Takenouchi, and plate number 19. The lantern is inscribed Iseri and the girth has the mark of Kinjudo.
Note:- Mr. Happer draws attention to the seal similar in sound to the name of the series which brought him fame. The Do means halt instead of road or highway, a punning adaptation.
19a Later edition. Without the seal of Takenouchi.
Note:- Later prints vary in colour and in contrast of light and shade.

20. Kutsukake (Yeisen.) Pack-oxen and travellers caught in a driving storm of wind and rain. Signed, Yeisen. Seals, Hoyeido, Takenouchi, and plate number 20.
20a Another edition. Without signature or Hoyeido seal.
20b Later edition. Without signature, seals, or number.

21. Oiwake (Yeisen.) Mount Fuji in warm brown streaked with red with sparse trees and deep clefts. At its feet a pack train toils upward to the left. On the horse-trappings are the marks of the publishers, Takenouchi and Kinjudo. Signed, Keisai gwa. Seal, Takenouchi, and plate number 21.
21a Another state. With additional block of heavy rain, and unsigned. Illustrated in B.S. Miller Sale Catalogue, Plate XIII.
Note:- Mr. Happer considers this to be the first state, but the absence of the signature suggests that it is later, as in the British Museum Catalogue.
21b Another state. Unsigned and with heavy streaks on Fuji, and no rain.
21c Another state. The block washed to imitate rain but not printed in lines; the trees re-worked in dark masses. Seals, Kiwame, Take.

22. Odai (Hiroshige.) Four pilgrims, one with a banner, near a winding stream amid autumn grasses (susuki) and a young maple tree. To left a range of mountains rises above the mist. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 22.

23. Iwamurata (Yeisen.) A group of blind masseurs fighting. To left, one seated at foot of a tree; to right, a dog, howling; mountains in the distance. Signed, Keisai. Seal, Takenouchi, and plate number 23.
23a Another state. Unsigned, the mountains, stream, etc., blue.
23b Another state. Unsigned, without the blue block.

24. Shionada (Hiroshige.) A rest-house, with a group of coolies, near a large tree to left. In foreground, three coolies go towards it; beyond is the river and distant mountains under a deep orange glow. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 24.
24a Another state. With pale yellow only on sky and rest-house, the coolie in raincloak, etc., banks of river light grey and no green in tree.

25. Yawata (Hiroshige.) Early morning, peasants crossing a stream by a footbridge. The stream winds to left and then backward, with grey bamboos on its bank. In centre, a thatched shelter and mountains in distance to right (blue) and left (grey). Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Utagawa, Kinjudo, and plate number 25.

26. Mochizuki (Hiroshige.) Moonlight; the road with travellers stretches upwards to left, bordered with great pine trees, through the branches of which is seen the full moon. To right, the tops of trees in a ravine and mountains beyond. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 26.
26a Another state. The trees printed in light and dark red.

27. Ashida (Hiroshige.) The road, with travellers and bordered with bushytopped trees, is seen in an abrupt dip of a green hill, to left. Beyond are mountains, sharply drawn in flat planes. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 27.
27a Another state. Deeper colour and without the seal, Ichiryusai.

28. Nagakubo (Hiroshige.) The full moon on the river, with travellers crossing a trestle-bridge and mountains looming through the mist beyond. On the near bank, children playing with dogs and a man leading a horse, on the cloth of which is the publisher's mark, a great tree and a house with bamboos to right. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 28.
28a Another state. The distant mountains are not seen to right of the central tree.
28b Another state. The mountain range does not appear.
Note:- This print, in Mr. Oscar C. Raphael's collection, is in such fine condition and so sharply printed as to go far to justify the assumption that it is the first state. It is unusual for a block to be added and difficult to see a reason for it in this instance. On the other hand, the wear of the block shown as between 28 and 28a might have given a reason for cutting the worn part away altogether. There are, however, no signs of wear in Mr. Raphael's print, and the order in which editions are here placed is given with all reserve.

29. Wada (Hiroshige.) The road with travellers is seen between steep, snow-covered slopes and peaks with some green foliage. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 29.
Note:- The highest pass on the road, 5,300 ft.

30. Shimosuwa (Hiroshige.) The rest-house on Lake Suwa, where there are hot springs. To right, a party of travellers at a meal, with screen patterned with the publisher's mark. To left, a man in a bath. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 30.

31. Shyojiri (Yeisen.) Lake Suwa, frozen and crossed by travellers. To right, the road rises steeply upwards. On the farther shore are snow-covered mountains with Fuji in the distance. On horse-cloth, the mark of the publisher, Take. Signed, Yeisen. Seals, Takenouchi, Hoyeido, and plate number 31.
31a Another state. Unsigned and with mark of Kinjudo on horse-cloth.

32. Seba (Hiroshige.) The full moon seen through the budding branches of willows on the bank of a stream, on which one man is punting a flat-bottomed boat and another a timber-raft. Blue sky with remains of sunset glow. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 32.
32a Another state. Without the tree on the horizon behind the roofs, etc.

33. Motoyama (Hiroshige.) A great pine tree has fallen across the road and is supported with trestles; beneath it sit two sawyers, near a fire. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 33. Note:- Later editions have the tree in red instead of brown.

34. Niekawa (Hiroshige.) An inn with travellers refreshing and resting. In front a coolie unloads a horse, on the cloth of which is the number of the plate, 34. The inn-signs bear the inscriptions as given below. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo.
Inscriptions on the signs of the inns:- 1, Hanmoto Iseri (publisher), twice; 2, Dal kichi ri ichi (prosperous shop brings good luck); 3, Senjoko, Kyobashi, Sakamoto (scent advertisement); 4, Matsushima Fusajiro to (name of engraver); 5, Suriko Matsumura Yasugoro (name of printer); 6, Onajiku Kameta Ichitaro (name of printer).
Note:- This is the only case in this series where a name of engraver or printer is given.

35. Narai (Yeisen.) The shop at the foot of the Torii Pass where are sold Oroku Kushi (boxwood combs invented by a woman called Oroku). Outside is a group of coolies and to left, distant mountains seen across the ravine. Signed, Yeisen. Seals, Takenouchi, Hoyeido, and plate number 35.
35a Another state. Unsigned.

36. Yabuhara (Yeisen.) The Torii Pass, with two travellers resting and admiring the view, and two women carrying firewood. To left a pine tree, well, and inscribed stone. Across the ravine are the peaks of a group of mountains. Signed, Yeisen. Seal, Hoyeido, and plate number 36.
36a Another state. Unsigned.

37. Miyanokoshi (Hiroshige.) The river bank with trees seen in silhouette through the mist, under a full moon. In the foreground to left, a peasant family cross a plank bridge. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo and plate number 37.
37a Another state. The trees to left, and posts of the bridge in green instead of grey, and the upper outline of the bank behind the family is not seen.

38. Fukushima (Hiroshige.) The entrance to the town between high fenced walls at night. Through the gate is seen the guard-house, with publisher's mark on the curtain. Travellers come and go. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 38.
In margin, combined Seal, Kiwame, Take; Kinjudo, Seal.

39. Agematsu (Hiroshige.) The waterfall to left comes away in a torrent over which is a trestle-bridge with two travellers and a peasant with firewood. To right curious rocks are seen against an orange sky. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Utagawa, Kinjudo, and plate number 39.
39a Another state. Without the grey over-printing on the rocks to right.

40. Suhara (Hiroshige.) A rain-storm. Coolies rush for shelter to a hut near trees, right. A mounted traveller and one on foot are seen in silhouette to left. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 40.

41. Nojiri Inagawa Bridge (Yeisen.) The high-pitched bridge with masonry piers spans a torrent between precipitous banks. To left is a steep flight of steps leading to a shrine, and blue peaks beyond. Signed, Keisai. Seals, Takenouchi, Hoyeido, and plate number 41.
41a Another state. Unsigned; the mountain to left of shrine is grey and has only one peak.
Note:- Later editions have differences in colour.

42. Mitono (Hiroshige.) In the foreground, peasants in susuki grass. To right, a path winds upwards to two torii, with cherry-blossom beyond. Village roofs to left. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 42.

43. Tsumakome (Hiroshige.) The road with travellers passes between sharply defined successive slopes. The second hill on the right is crowned with trees. To left, a high peak. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 43.

44. Magome (Yeisen.) The road with three travellers winds sharply to left, on the side of a steep cliff with waterfall and trees, where is a peasant riding on an ox. In the distance is a range of mountains with wrinkles finely drawn, high above the roofs of the village. Signed, Yeisen. Seals, Takemago (Takenouchi Magome), Hoyeido, and plate number 44.
44a Another state. Unsigned. The wrinkles no longer appear on the mountains, which only extend, on the right, to the first tree. A double-peaked mountain in blue has been introduced right.

45. Ochiai (Hiroshige.) A daimyo procession straggles down from the village, past a range of low, green, wooded hills, to cross a stream in foreground. In the distance a range of blue hills. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 45.

46. Nakatsugawa (Hiroshige.) The road, with travellers, crosses a little stream in foreground, and winds back, through rice-fields, to the village at foot of a hill, beyond which are peaks of distant mountains. To left, two willow trees. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 46.

47. Oi (Hiroshige.) Heavy falling snow, through which a group of travellers make their way. On either side, the trunk of a great pine tree; beyond, the summits of snow-covered hills. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 47.
Note:-The sky is sometimes blue as above, or grey as in other impressions seen.

48. Okute (Hiroshige.) Two wood-cutters ascending the pass. To left jagged rocks protrude from the hill-side on which are a few pines standing up against the evening glow. Beyond, a low green hill with mountain ranges in the distance. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 48.

49. Hosokute (Hiroshige.) The road rises upwards steeply under the trunks of two great pines, leaning towards each other. Below is the village, and in the distance many mountain peaks. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 49.

50. Mitake (Hiroshige.) A tea-house with inscribed sign, at the head of the pass, with travellers resting, and one tying his shoe; left, a woman washing at a stream. In the distance to right, the outline of the mountain Komagatake. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 50.
Inscription on the Lantern, Go-shinto (Temple-lantern) and Mitake Yama (name of place). On the Shoji, Kichinyado (poor man's inn).

51. Fushimi (Hiroshige.) The road runs along the foreground, with travellers including two retainers of a daimyo with insignia, strolling musicians, etc. In the centre is the trunk of a great pine tree, with other travellers resting and eating at its feet. Beyond rice-fields are distant mountains and pines. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Kinjudo, and plate number 51.

52. Ota (Hiroshige.) On the near bank of the river travellers wait for the ferry, which is in mid-stream. To left, three pine trees; to right, on far bank, hills and trees above a bank of mist. Sky pink with sunset glow. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 52.

53. Unuma (Yeisen.) The Castle of Unuma is to right overlooking the Kiso River. On the far side, a range of mountains, with rice-fields in middle distance. Unsigned. Seal, Hoyeido, and plate number 53.
Note:- Probably 2nd edition. A later edition has rice-fields in dark instead of light green, and distant hills in reddish-brown instead of grey.

54. Kano (Hiroshige.) A daimyo procession coming from the Castle of Nagai Hizen-no Kami (right), with peasants making obeisance. On the far side of the road, rice-fields and scattered pines. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Kinjudo, and plate number 54.

55. Kodo (Yeisen.) Fishing by night with cormorants on the Nagara River. In the foreground the boat, with a flare, has two fishermen, one holding strings of five cormorants (four only seen), the other about to fill his pipe. Other boats, tree-clad slopes and mountains in the distance. Signed, Yeisen. Seal, Hoyeido, and plate number 55.
55a Another state. Without signature or seal. The water printed without gradation.
55b Another state. Without signature or seal. Water partially gradated. Outlines have disappeared from distant hills, which appear as if printed from one block.

56. Myeji (Hiroshige.) On the right a traveller asks the way from a farmer who is going home from work; near is a bamboo grove and two trees of wild camellias in bloom. The village is in the distance to left, beyond the river and low-lying ground. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 56.

57. Akasaka (Hiroshige.) To right, an arched bridge, with travellers, over the River Ai; beyond is the village seen through budding trees. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Kinjudo, and plate number 57.

58. Tarui (Hiroshige.) Rain; the head of a daimyo procession emerges from an avenue of pines. On either side of the road is a colour-print shop, that to left with the mark of the publisher Kinjudo on the shutter. Outside each, villagers are making obeisance. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and number of plate 58.
Note:- The prints shown in the shops include both figure subjects and landscapes. Among the latter a view of Fuji is in that on the right.

59. Sekigahara (Hiroshige.) To right, a tea-house with a maid waiting on two guests; another has just dismounted outside. The road bends back between three trees, with another tea-house farther on to left. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Tokai, Kinjudo, and plate number 59.

60. Imasu (Hiroshige.) To left, the road is bordered with shops for hats, sandals, etc., with signs and a signpost. To right is a tree near the corner of another house. The road dips sharply in centre, with view of distant plain and hills. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 60.

61. Kashiwabara (Hiroshige.) The tea-house Kame-ya- The House of the Tortoise - with visitors, a grotesque, big-headed, seated figure, miniature mountain, view of the garden and picture of Benkei. In front, two coolies with letters have halted. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Kinjudo, and plate number 61.

62. Samegai (Hiroshige.) In the centre is a great tree, near which are two daimyo retainers; on their backs is the mark of the publisher. To right the hill-side rises, with a seated traveller at foot of the slope; to left is the village with trees and distant mountains. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 62.

63. Banba (Hiroshige.) The entrance to the village street which bends to right between shops and tea-houses - one with the mark of the publisher. Near a stone wall to left stands a group of coolies with horses. In the distance a high green hill. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Kinjudo, and plate number 63.

64. Toriimoto (Hiroshige.) To left, on the steep side of a hill near the top of the Suribari Pass, a tea-house with travellers resting, and a few pines. To right, the roof of another building. From the terrace is a view of the river, lake and distant mountains. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Takenouchi, and Kinjudo, and plate number 64.

65. Takamiya (Hiroshige.) In the foreground, two women carrying straw bundles, between trunks of two great trees. Below, the trestles of a destroyed bridge on the dried-up bed of a stream; the village amid trees; and distant mountains rising above mist. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 65.

66. Echikawa (Hiroshige.) In the foreground, a woman leading an ox, two pilgrims and a man with two children; a plank bridge, on trestles, with travellers, crosses to left, and beyond, distant mountains rise above the mist. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number 66.

67. Musa (Hiroshige.) A bridge formed with planks across two moored boats crosses the stream towards a small toll-house; beyond are rushes and a row of trees. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number (in error) 66.
Note:- The Memorial Catalogue places Musa as No. 66; but we have preferred Mr. Happer's order, which is supported by the Japanese pagination of a contemporary album (of second editions) in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

68. Moriyama (Hiroshige.) On the far bank of a stream is the road with a row of houses, shops, etc., one with the mark of the publisher. Beyond, above cherry trees in blossom and pines, is the summit of a green hill. To left, on near bank, cherry-blossom, etc. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Kinjudo, and plate number 68.

69. Kusatsu (Hiroshige.) In the foreground, a group of travellers with a woman crossing a little stream by a plank. The roofs of the village are seen in middle distance, with trees on each side and beyond. Above rises the silhouette of distant mountains. Signed, Hiroshige. Seals, Ichiryusai, Kinjudo, and plate number (in error) 68.

70. Otsu The street rises towards the foreground, between shops and inns with signs. To left is a bullock-cart; to right, three women travellers; and beyond, Lake Biwa with sailing-boats and distant mountains. Signed, Hiroshige. Seal, Kinjudo, and plate number 70.

Note:- At Otsu, the road joins the Tokaido (Station No. 54). The Kisokaido series does not include the point of arrival, Kyoto-ten miles distant.