"FUJIEDA" Fujieda by cheesecake17

Fujieda Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 183 photos

STATION 23 of the OLD TOKAIDO ROAD

In my quest to see all 53 STATIONS of the OLD TOKAIDO ROAD, this is number 23..



HISTORY


The Fujieda inns-district was relatively long: 2 km, and as shown in the Hiroshige's picture, it was very busy with big warehouses in the Edo period.

In the east, there was Tanaka castle, only one round-shaped castle in Japan, and it was called "kame-jo" (turtle castle).

Tokugawa Ieyasu, an establisher of the Edo shogunate, died at the castle when he ate tempura fish (deep fried fish)--it is also said that he was already sick.so no one actually killed him..:-)


Distance from Nihonbashi: 194.7 km


FUJIEDA by Hiroshige



This print which depicts the transfer of loads in front of a wholesale store at FUJIEDA post town is a unique work that should be called a genre picture rather than a landscape..

The wholesale store is a relay station where tired carries and horses are replaced by fresh ones, and loads are forwarded to the next destination..

Some men are loading and unloading forses while others are wiping their perspiring brows or resting..

One man talks to a local goverment official who is holding a ledger..

The realistic and detailed portrayal of various people reproduces the atmosphere of hustle and bustle of a relay station.


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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    You always take such wonderful photographs and I enjoy the historical content you provide. You teach many of us about this wonderful country! Hugs!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2007 at 6:06 PM

    Nice page!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2006 at 11:48 PM

    Wonderful page on the old historical farm days ! I love your pics of the tools and sandals and rice bags :-) Beautiful sakura updates :-)))

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2005 at 5:53 AM

    If I'm an expert on Pussy, perhaps you are an expert on "Old Tools". Can you live with that ;-)

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