Goyu, Tabibito Ryujo

Utagawa Hiroshige Japanese

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Two women are trying to drag two reluctant travelers into their inns: these four figures create a vortex of humor and energy. Another traveler is preparing to wash his feet in a water basin at the entrance to an inn where he will spend the night.

Information about the print series can be seen in the yellow cartouches inside the inn, which read "The Tokaido Picture—Continued," "Engraver Jirobei," "Printer, Heibei," and "Painting(s) by Ichiryūsai." (Ichiryūsai is one of Hiroshige's pseudonyms.) The large circle half-concealed by a post bears the name of Takenouchi, the publisher of the Tokaido series.

Goyu, Tabibito Ryujo, Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo)), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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