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The Snare | by Rekishi no Tabi
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The Snare

There is no escape from the clutches of the women of the Isuzu-ya. Resistance is futile.


This photo was taken from a diorama displaying how the old Tōkaidō Road used to look in the post town of Futagawa in the province of Mikawa (present day Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture) during the Edo Period. This diorama can be found in the excellent Futagawa Shuku Honjin Museum. Futagawa, if you were approaching it from Edo, was the 33rd of 53 post towns along the Tōkaidō Road. In its hey-day, the town hosted one honjin inn for daimyo, imperial messengers and other people of importance and 30 hatago inns for other travelers.

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Taken on October 13, 2010