Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (18.104.22.168) on January 26, 2012 at 22:50:43:
In Reply to: Re: identify a crepe print posted by Hans Olof Johansson on January 26, 2012 at 10:35:06:
The complete series title is "Soga go-jű-san eki" (The 53 stations in writing and pictures). This particular print is titled "Suruga Kambara - S˘hatsu beppin" (駿河蒲原 早発別品), where Suruga is the name of the province and "s˘hatsu no beppin" means something like "the quick departure of a belle".
One may wonder why the artist has chosen this subject for his Kambara print. My guess would be that it is a kind of pun, suggested by the name of the province, where the first character (駿, pronounced as "shun") means "good horse" or "quick person".
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