30. Hamamatsu

30. Hamamatsu
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30. Hamamatsu
30. Hamamatsu

Coolies are warming themselves by a bonfire beside a large tree. A traveler, with a pipe in hand, is looking on, and a peasant woman, carrying a child on her back, approaches from the right. There are bare, flat rice fields, across which stand the castle and village in the background. This plate depicts a wintry rural scene on the outskirts of Hamamatsu Station. The village and Hamamatsu Castle are visible in the distance. Hiroshige always depicted travelers and local people appropriate to the landscape and setting. In modern times, the Honda car company started its business in this town by founder Honda Soichiro.