{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 4285, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4285", "Disp_Access_No" : "1997.112", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1833-1834", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1833", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1834", "Disp_Title" : "Futakawa, Surugababa", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Futakawa from the series "The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road"", "Series_Title" : "The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Ando Hiroshige", "Sort_Artist" : "Ando Hiroshige", "Disp_Dimen" : "8 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. (22.6 x 35 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "8 7/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "13 3/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Printer''s ink", "Support" : "Japanese paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Color woodcut", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The name <em>Futakawa</em>, which means "two rivers," alludes to rivers that form the boundary between two provinces. The desolate plain dotted with sparse vegetation shown here, somewhat softened by mist, was called <em>Sarunobaba</em>, or "The Monkeys' Racecourse." Three blind female musicians known as <em>goze</em>, canes in hand and <em>shamisen</em> on their backs, wait outside the inn at the left. A man who is likely the entertainers' leader is seen standing at the entrance, likely inquiring if entertainment is needed; one of the women has already removed her <em>shamisen</em> from its traveling bag in preparation for playing. The post-station at Futakawa, near modern Toyohashi, was built in 1600 and remains one of only two of the original Tôkaidô Road post-stations still extant today, the other being at Kusatsu. In this print, the sign outside the inn advertises "famous oat cakes," the traditional food eaten on <em>tango no sekku</em>, the "Boy's Festival," on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. These advertised oat cakes were more infamous than famous, but as the inn was the only place serving food in an inhospitable locale, business was brisk nonetheless. ", "Dedication" : "Transfer from the Art Department of the University of Rochester", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Print", "Creation_Place2" : "Japanese", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Edo Period (1600-1868)", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "This print is part of the series The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido Gojusan no Uchi), cited on http://www.hiroshige.org.uk/hiroshige/tokaido_hoeido/tokaido_hoeido.htm", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/97.112_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/97.112_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/97.112_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/97.112_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "16679", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }