39.Yoshida at Tōkaidō
Yoshida flourished as a castle town in Toyohashi-shi, Aichi Prefecture. The shop depicted in the Japanese woodblock printing is a tea house, “不二見茶屋”(The viewing Mt. Fuji tea house, the signboard of the center). The travelers are getting rid of their tiredness and enjoying the view.
On the large and small signboard on the right, the letters of “御茶津希”(rice with green tea poured) and “根元吉田ほくち”(the specialty of the district, angle brace dish)
Apparently, the woman in the middle seems to be a person in the shop, explaining the scenery to the two women on the way of the trip.
The two-half naked men on the left are the people who brought the Japanese palanquin. One person corrects the straw sandals and the other wipes the sweat.
Reprint of Yoshida on the Tokaido