Fujieda


Artist
Tamenobu Fujikawa (Japanese, active circa 1910-1920)
Date
1918
Medium
Woodblock print
Dimensions
Sheet : 9 9/16 x 14 in. (24.29 x 35.56 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2014.13.24

Label
Fujieda was an important Tōkaidō post-station where government envoys, messengers and private travelers could rent fresh horses to use on their journeys. This print depicts an incident that occurs on the outskirts of Fujieda when Kita is startled by a rearing horse and falls into a puddle of what he initially thinks is warm water, but which turns out to be fresh horse urine. Angry about the accident, Yaji and Kita encounter the same horse guide later at a teahouse and try to trick the guide into paying for an expensive meal, but the guide tricks them instead and sticks them with the bill.

Object Type
Print