Seba-juku

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Hiroshige's print of Seba-juku, part of the The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō series

Seba-juku (洗馬宿 Seba-juku?) was the thirty-first of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the central part of the present-day city of Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

The area was named "Seba," which means "washing a horse," when a retainer of Minamoto no Yoshinaka washed his master's horse in the waters here. Seba-juku was originally established in 1614, along with Shiojiri-juku and Motoyama-juku, in order to accommodate the change in the Nakasendō's route.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Shiojiri-juku - Seba-juku - Motoyama-juku