8. Hiratsuka

8. Hiratsuka
Item# YOKAI008

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8. Hiratsuka
8. Hiratsuka

This plate shows a curved road, lined with a few trees, traversing fields. A courier is running along the road passing two other travelers. In the background is a dark, round-shaped mountain, behind which a white-capped Mt. Fuji appears in the distance. Here, the Tokaido runs along a low causeway near the ocean. The man running is one of the professional couriers who worked in relays and covered the distance of 308 miles between Edo and Kyoto in about 90 hours.