44. Yokkaichi

44. Yokkaichi
Item# YOKAI044

Product Description

44. Yokkaichi
44. Yokkaichi

This plate depicts a typhoon. A man is racing after his hat, blown along by the wind, and another is crossing a small bridge over a stream, his coat blown about him. Yokkaichi Station was not only a port, but also a thriving market town. The name Yokkaichi literally means “4th Day Market” and is derived from the traditional market held on the 4th day of each month in this town. Travelers had to cross a series of tiny bridges built over the small rivers flowing through the low level land along the seashore.