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Yawata
(Yawata 八幡)
(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)

Medium
colour woodblock
Measurements
22.5 × 35.1 cm (image) 25.5 × 38.0 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Japan
Inscription
printed in red ink (in relief) (in image) u.l.: 二十五 / (publisher’s seal)
printed in ink (in image) u.l.: 木曽街道六十九枚のうち / 八幡 / 広重画
printed in red ink (in image) u.l.: 歌川
Accession Number
526-2
Department
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
Description
Yawata evokes an experience of rural life we may encounter while travelling along one of Japan’s historical roadways. In the foreground an elderly traveller walks with a cane followed by his porter carrying a box and packed lunch wrapped in straw and a boy carrying a basket of kindling. On the distant slope a farmer carries a hoe, pipe and tobacco case and a woman carries a baby on her back.