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Nagakubo (Station 28) from the series Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido

Nagakubo (Station 28) from the series Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido

1835 or 1836
(Japanese, 1797–1858)
Sheet: 22.8 x 35.4 cm (9 x 13 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

The inland road connecting Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto, the Kisokaidō had 69 post stations, similar to contemporary freeway rest areas. These prints of the mountainous Kisokaidō offered urban print collectors views of scenic spots without the inconveniences of travel.

Moonlight silhouettes travelers leaving the Nagakubo station, while a figure with a walking stick approaches it across the Wada Bridge. In the foreground, a man leading his weary horse gazes at the moon while children play with dogs.
  • ?-1942
    Mrs. Henry S. Upson, Cleveland, OH, ?-1942, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1942-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1942-present
  • Japanese Gallery 235 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (October 30, 2018-January 6, 2019).
    Later Japanese Art Gallery Rotation (Gallery 113); February 20 - May 6, 2003.
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1942.144