Fujieda, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
Fujieda 藤枝, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi 東海道五十三次
The twenty-third station of the Tōkaidō, Fujieda is depicted on a rainy day. Hiroshige shows hurried travelers bending against the sudden shower and, in the background, the Tanaka castle, framed by pine tree branches.
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
1 print ; image 8 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. (21.5 x 34.6 cm), sheet 9 5/8 x 14 5/8 (24.4 x 37.1 cm)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Occasioned by Hiroshige's first journey along the Tōkaidō in the summer of 1832, this series is one of more than thirty series in which Hiroshige tackled the popular topic of the fifty-three stations of the well-known and well-traveled road that connected Edo and Kyoto.