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Barrier Town on the Sumida River
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The Sumida River originates in the Kanto Mountains. The river changes its name in the length of its course: first it is known as Nakatsu-gawa, then the Arakawa, Sumidagawa and at its lower reaches, the Ă–kawa or Asakusagawa.

The print depict tThree pony express riders are hurrying on a country road at Sekiya village near the Sumida River. The village Sekiya was located in the north of the city of Edo (former name of Tokyo), where the river was called the Arakawa. The village was famous for beautiful scenery. During the Edo period, well-developed communication system employed runners (hikyaku) and pony riders (hayauma). Carrying mails, documents, and goods, these runners and horsemen transported them swiftly and on schedule.

Hokusai Barrier Town on the Sumida River 36 views of Mount Fuji stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Japan 1966

Japan 1966

 

Hokusai Barrier Town on the Sumida River 36 views of Mount Fuji stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Ajman 1971

Ajman 1971
(perforated and imperforated)

 

Hokusai Barrier Town on the Sumida River 36 views of Mount Fuji stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Ajman 1971 souvenirsheet

Ajman 1971
Souvenirsheet, (perforated and imperforated).

 

Hokusai Barrier Town on the Sumida River 36 views of Mount Fuji stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by Japan 2011 Philanippon

Japan 2011
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Phila Nippon 2011".

 

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