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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai
Culture:Japanese (1760–1849)
Title:Shimada from an untitled series of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road
Date Made:1804–1818
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:overall: 5 in x 6 11/16 in; 12.7 cm x 17.0 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.698
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Two people riding on the shoulders of porters, with other porters carrying large bags and trunks, in Shimada, possibly crossing the Ōi River, on the Tōkaidō Road. Signed Hokusai ga.

Label Text:
These travelers are likely crossing the Oi River, in Shimada, as part of their travels along the Tokaidō Road.

travelers; water; rivers; servants; social classes

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