5. Hodogaya

5. Hodogaya
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5. Hodogaya
5. Hodogaya

This plate shows a bridge over a stream, and across it two coolies are carrying a closed kago (sedan chair) toward a village on the opposite bank. Behind the village rises a low hill. At this countryside station, the travelers had covered a distance of 20 miles from Edo and were well into the mood of traveling. By the bridge stands a restaurant which served Soba (buckwheat noodle), called the "Two and Eight Soba," and waitresses are standing in front coaxing travelers into the restaurant.