Okazaki Station

At Okazaki-Yado, the 38th station of Tōkaidō from the Bijin Tōkaidō (Beauties for the Tōkaidō Road) series, a beauty stands in the foreground stretching her fingers in a magnificent chrysanthemum pattern winter kimono. In the background is the Yahagi Bridge (approximately 374 metres long) on which people in warm clothing cross the Otogawa River. The castle behind is the Okazaki Castle known as the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1554-1616). A similar landscape image is seen in Hiroshige’s Okazaki from The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road series.

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    At Okazaki-Yado, the 38th station of Tōkaidō from the ‘Bijin Tōkaidō’ series, a beauty stands in the foreground stretching her fingers in a magnificent chrysanthemum pattern winter kimono. In the background is the Yahagi Bidge (approx. 374 metres long) on which people in warm clothing cross the Otogawa River. The castle behind is the Okazaki Castle know as the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1554-1616). A similar landscape image is seen in Hiroshige’s Okazaki from the 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō series.

Glossary of terms

kimono

nishiki-e

vegetable pigments

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