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Station 6: Totsuka

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1854, Wood cut
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Station 6: Totsuka
Station 6: Totsuka
Station 6: Totsuka
Station 6: Totsuka
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Fifty-three stations by two brushes (Sohitsu gojusantsugi). Station 6: Totsuka (Sohitsu gojusantsugi)
In this print a waitress is shown serving a customer who sits cross-legged on the floor. The waitress wears a navy kimono and has used a red cord to tie back her long sleeves while she is working. Around her waist she has fastened a wide black obi belt that ties at the back, and a green and purple striped apron. In one hand she holds a bowl of food on a tray and in the other hand a flask of sake.
The man lifts up one hand to take the flask and in his other hand he holds a fan. In order to stay cool the man has covered his head and slipped his right arm out of his blue and white plaid kimono. In the foreground there is a candle stand with a lit candle.
The background inset depicts travellers climbing up a steep path lined with pine trees, and in the bottom right hand corner of this image there are teahouses. Gradation printing has been used to add depth to the portrayal of hilly landscape either side of the Tokaido.
In Hiroshige's original Hoeido series print presents a view of a traveller being greeted by waitresses as he arrives and dismounts from his horse outside a teahouse.
Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Hori Take (Yokogawa Takejiro)
36 x 24.8 cm
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