MeijiShowa — historical images of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s all imagesphotographyart & printsmapscalendar [ ? ] view cart (0)

130601-0007 - Nakasendo Post Town Inns


Nagano Meiji 1880s Kimbei Kusakabe

Post town inns (宿場) and a fire bell (半鐘) at Shimonosuwa Juku (下諏訪) in Nagano Prefecture around 1880 (Meiji 13). The town was the twenty-ninth of the sixty-nine shukueki (way stations) of the Nakasendo, one of the two routes that connected Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to Kyoto.

Shimonosuwa was an important road connection, being on the crossroads of the Nakasendo and the Koshukaido, and located between two difficult mountain passes, Wada Pass and Shiojiri Pass. In 1843 (Tenpo 14), the town counted 1,345 residents and 315 buildings.

Kjeld Duits Collection
Find similar:
Kimbei Kusakabe, Nagano, Nakasendo, Shimonosuwa, architecture, fire bells, highways, inns, roads, shukueki, travel, way stations
1 Year License Editorial Advertising Packaging
Small (Web)
USD 45.00 USD 89.00 USD 115.00
Medium (B6)
USD 110.00 USD 140.00 USD 160.00
Large (A4)
USD 140.00 USD 170.00 USD 185.00
Larger sizes available. Contact Us!