Kameyama-juku

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Kameyama-juku in the 1830s, as depicted by Hiroshige in the Hoeido edition of The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (1831-1834)

Kameyama-juku (亀山宿?, Kameyama-juku) was the forty-sixth of the fifty-three stations (shukuba) of the Tōkaidō. It is located in former Ise Province in what is now part of the city of Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

During the Edo period, Kameyama-juku served as both a post town and a castle town for Kameyama Castle. There are many buildings still remaining of both the post and castle town today.[1]

Kameyama-juku monument

The classic ukiyoe print by Ando Hiroshige (Hoeido edition) from 1831-1834 depicts travelers climbing a steep snow-covered hillside to the entrance of Kameyama Castle, which appears to be towering over the post station village.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Tōkaidō
Shōno-juku - Kameyama-juku - Seki-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanko: Shiseki. City of Kameyama. Accessed December 18, 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Carey, Patrick. Rediscovering the Old Tokaido:In the Footsteps of Hiroshige. Global Books UK (2000). ISBN 1-901903-10-9
  • Chiba, Reiko. Hiroshige's Tokaido in Prints and Poetry. Tuttle. (1982) ISBN 0-8048-0246-7
  • Taganau, Jilly. The Tokaido Road: Travelling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan. RoutledgeCurzon (2004). ISBN 0-415-31091-1