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Station 5: Hodogawa

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1854, Wood cut
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Station 5: Hodogawa
Station 5: Hodogawa
Station 5: Hodogawa
Station 5: Hodogawa
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Fifty-three stations by two brushes (Sohitsu gojusantsugi). Station 5: Hodogawa (Sohitsu gojusantsugi)
This print depicts a courtesan standing next to a palanquin (kago). She wears long ornamental rods in her hair and is dressed in a green and grey kimono with a chequered pattern. The lining of the kimono is decorated with a design that consists of large purple and lilac squares. A wide purple obi belt is fastened behind her and she has tucked a roll of tissues into its folds. Her kimono opens at the front to reveal a red under kimono and the black lacquered sandals (geta) on her feet.
A young boy stands to her left dressed in a loose fitting green garment with a plaid design. He wears a wide brimmed straw hat on his back and straw sandals on his feet. In the boy's hand is a bamboo ladle.
The background inset depicts a view of the area's flat landscape, here dominated by the peak of Mount Fuji. In the left hand corner of the inset is a small group of travellers carrying a palanquin. In Hiroshige's original Hoeido series print, a number of travellers cross a bridge over a stream. A closed palanquin is part of the small group headed in the direction of the village on the opposite bank.
Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Hori Take (Yokogawa Takejiro)
36 x 24.8 cm
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