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(Shionada 塩名田)
(late 1830s)
from the Sixty-nine stages of the Kiso Road (Kisokaidō Rokujūku-tsugi 木曾街道六十九次) series (late 1830s)

colour woodblock
22.5 × 35.5 cm (image) 25.8 × 37.8 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1910
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
At Shionada travellers of the Kiso Road had to cross the Chikuma River either by hiring a boat or engaging porters to bear them and their goods on platforms over the water. In this early morning scene we see a group of chilled boatmen and river porters trying to warm themselves while waiting the first trade of the day. In the center of the print there are three boatmen wrapping themselves in cloths and straw mats as they walk toward the ferry station on the right where four porters sit chatting and smoking.