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Tororojiru Shop at Mariko from the series 53 Stations of Tokaido

This station scene shows banners selling famous yam soup. On the left side is a man-eating just outside the shop. Two covered soldiers in the front, with their back behind us, are walking towards a man on horseback. The right side shows a mother carrying a baby and an older child behind her. As our eyes wander more in-depth into the image, there is a giant tree that echos the same shape of the mountain behind it.

Credit: Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson...

1855
Woodblock print in colored ink on paper
1941-31-218
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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