Ando Hiroshige

19th c.
Japanese woodblock print
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  • Description
    From the set of prints "53 Stations of the Tokaido." Two travellers having refreshment at a wayside teahouse, from which another traveller has just departed, and a woman with a child on her back waiting on them. Beside the teahouse grows a plum tree, just bursting into blossom against the rosy sky; behind rises a grey hill tinted with brown. Here, travellers enjoy grated yam broth, the local speciality, while appreciating the green leaves and plum flowers of the early spring. Basho, the most famous haiku poet in Japan, praised the scenery and the broth in one of his haiku poems.
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