Kuwana: Shichiri Crossing (Kuwana, Shichiri watashiguchi)
From the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi)
Woodblock print
Signed Hisoshige ga
Censor's seal kiwame
Published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido), circa 1833-34
Horizontal oban: 24.6 x 37.7 cm (912 x 1478 in.)
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Two boats to the foreground arrive from Miya to the port of Kuwana. Under the domain of the Mastsuaira clan throughout the Edo period (1603-1868), the landmark of Kuwana Castle on the seashore was a landmark for incoming sailors and their cargo.

For a similar impression in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no. JP1491, go to:
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