Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hiroshige's "Fifty-three Stops on the Tokai Road": View 55

# 55: The Great Sanjo Bridge, Kyoto

Hiroshige stood on the western bank of the Kamo River and painted this, the final stop of his series that contained 55 views in all.  He faced east, in the direction of Edo, the capital of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the start of the nearly 500 km long Tokai road, whose end he had reached.

The Great Sanjo Bridge today.

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