A marvelous movie, The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō.

I found a marvelous movie, The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō.
A University student studying the fine arts created this movie.
I highly recommend this movie to you.

In the past, people travelled between Tokyo and Kyoto by walking on the Tōkaidō. There were 53 government post stations along the Tōkaidō. These post stations were called the 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō (東海道五十三次 ,Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi)

Traveling on the Tōkaidō was popular amongst people in the Edo era. The pictures in the movie showcase this popularity.

The pictures featured in this movie are “Ukiyo-e”(a woodblock print). There are many people who like ukiyoe regardless of their citizenship. The most famous person who loves Ukiyo-e is Vincent van Gogh. You can find many elements of Ukiyo-e in his works.

Related Links.
Van Gogh – Portrait of Pere Tanguy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Van_Gogh_-_Portrait_of_Pere_Tanguy_1887-8.JPG

Ukino-e
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e

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One response to “A marvelous movie, The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō.

  1. Thanks a lot for the movie! Nice idea to engrain ukiyo-e into modern media. The sound is a bit dodgy, though :).

    Cheeers!

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