Shank’s Mare on the Kisokaidō

(Kisokaidō zoku hizakurige, 木曽海道 続膝栗毛)

c. 1841

 

This series is based on the second part of Ikku Jippensha’s comic novel Hizakurige, which is usually translated into English as Shank’s Mare.  “Shank’s mare” is a British expression that means walking, especially when unable to use another form of transportation.  The images are all hanshita-e (final drawings), and the series appears never to have been published.  I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these images and information.

 

Station: 42nd station (Tsumago-juku, 妻籠宿) 

Station: 45th station (Nakatsugawa, 中津川)

Station: 46th station (Oi-eki, 大井駅)  

Station: 47th station (Ōkute-juku, 大久手宿)

Station: 52nd station (鵜沼宿, Unuma-juku) 

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