The culture of the Tsutaya Toukaidou and oiwake-michi - in pursuit of Hiroshige’s viewpoint

Introduction of the Exhibition

Aside from the famous Hoeido Toukaidou, Utagawa Hiroshige painted more than 20 other series of The Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou. Each series has a different design, and the focus in depiction of the stations varies. This exhibition provides an opportunity to see the Toukaidou as viewed through its oiwake-michi (forks), the viewpoint adopted by Hiroshige for Tsutaya Toukaidou.

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Yotsuya rest spot in Fujisawa, from the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway”


Sugoroku Board Game of Perambulating along the Toukaidou

Enoshima Island

Kanaya , from the series “Fifty-three Pairings for the Toukaidou Highway”

Spacial exhibition

Kyoto: Station Number 54, from the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway”