28. Fukuroi

28. Fukuroi
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28. Fukuroi
28. Fukuroi

This is almost the mid- point of Tokaido. Coolies are resting by a wayside shelter, while a large kettle, hung from the branch of a tree, is boiling. A woman stirs the fire, while a coolie lights his pipe. Close against the tree stands a road direction post, and on the right is a bird perched upon a wayside road sign. Behind are rice fields, at the edge of which stands the village. In this vicinity, the highway passed through desolate fields, and it was uncomfortable to travel along during the summer months. However, this district was renowned for its strong winds in winter when kite flying was a popular local pastime.