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Okabe: Utsu Mountain (Okabe, Utsu no yama 岡部 宇津之山) (woodblock print)

Okabe-Utsu Hill. Pheasants and brushwood in defile.Narrow mountain passes were favorite spots for bandits to await the easy prey of a lone traveler. This particular pass was the setting for a kabuki play in which a visually impaired traveler was robbed and murdered by his companion (McFarland. 1986). Publisher: Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō). Signed: Hiroshige ga. Censor's seal: Kiwame. Publisher's seal: Senkakudō

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