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Maker(s):Keisai Eisen
Culture:Japanese (1790-1848)
Title:No. 36, Yabuhara, Torii toge suzuri no shimizu [Yabuhara: The Ink-stone Spring at Torii Pass], from the series Kisokaido rokujukyu eki [The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido Road], here called Kisoji no eki [The Stations of the Kiso Road]
Date Made:ca. 1835-1843
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 10 1/16 in x 14 9/16 in; 25.6 cm x 37 cm; Image: 8 3/4 in x 13 11/16 in; 22.2 cm x 34.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  STAMP: recto, upp. r. (red ink, within image): [Sanjūroku, Japanese character]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink, within image): [Kisokaidô Yabuhara Torii tôge suzuri shimizu, Japanese character]; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (red ink, within image): [Hoeidō, Japanese character]
Accession Number:  MH 1973.264.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A horizontal print with travellers: two women bears wood on their back or head, two men resting on the winding road and one of them is smoking a pipe, a pine tree besides a well/pond and a stone slab to the left leaning towards the four figures in the center, a light grey stone mountain is visible in distance. Almost identical to 1949.7.Q.RII.

Ukiyo-e; travelers; trees; mountains; water; women; peasants

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