Re:- Can anyone explain?

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson on July 16, 2003 at 22:40:32:

In Reply to: Can anyone explain? posted by Elisabeth Lundin on July 16, 2003 at 15:33:52:


The text in the upper left corner is the title of the series, Go-jū-san tsugi ("The fifty-three stations"), and the name of the station depicted in this particular print.

For some reason the traditional name of the station, Miya, has been replaced by the name Atsuta in the later version of the print, that is in your possesion. "Miya" means "the Shrine", and it refers to the very old Shinto shrine Atsuta Jingū. Nowadays Atsuta is a ward of the city of Nagoya. Perhaps the publisher of the late edition wanted to be more specific about the location, for the benefit of the foreign tourists interested in buying these prints.

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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